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Heat resistant and truly frictionless substance

  1. Nov 26, 2003 #1
    QUESTION If it were possible to make a tough, heat resistant and truly frictionless substance, what applications would it have? [?]
     
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  3. Nov 26, 2003 #2

    russ_watters

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    Bearings among other things - pretty much anything that requires low friction between surfaces.
     
  4. Nov 27, 2003 #3
    No stick frying pans.
    Grafiti resistant panelling.
    Pit of frictionless fun at amusement parks (I'd certainly pay to slide around on it).
     
  5. Nov 27, 2003 #4

    chroot

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    Sounds like it'd be a one-way ticket!

    - Warren
     
  6. Nov 27, 2003 #5
    Motors, generators, transporation, farming and food prodution, computers, manufacturing, many applications in medicine, sports, weapons... Painting your sidewalk with frictionless paint might mistake, but frictionless siding on a house would keep it clean.
     
  7. Nov 27, 2003 #6

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    Bowl shaped - with a rope to help you out.
     
  8. Nov 27, 2003 #7
    If you had a hockey rink type structure, and the bottom surface was frictionless, and the walls were frictionless, and you tried to push against the walls to propel yourself, would your hands just slide off of them in one direction?
     
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