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Tiny Machines Need Even Tinier Lubricants

JamGrrl writes "This isn't exactly big news, but this article details many of the problems in getting MEMS to work — specifically, how do you lubercate a machine when the oil molecule itself is just too big? It turns out that alcohol is one useful candidate. An informative read."

One Response to “Tiny Machines Need Even Tinier Lubricants”

  1. cy_a253 Says:


    MEMS are fascinating, but the real future lies with eutactic gears, that will require no lubricants. In fact, any foreigh molecule will just jam the device!

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