Saturday, 28. December 2019
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Our chair wishes you Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
The picture shows the last stable configuration of an adhesive
contact in the shape of a christmas tree when it is detached.
See the related youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV2W91d8vwQ 
And the research paper: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40544-017-0177-3 
Welcome to the Department of System Dynamics and Friction Physics
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The chair of system
dynamics and friction physics is headed by
Prof. V. Popov since 2002.
It is the only Institute in Germany which deals mainly with the physics of friction processes. Additionally, the department is a regular host to international conferences. Friction physics includes friction in the narrow sense, wear, lubrication, adhesion and contact mechanics and is therefore a huge area of research, ranging from atomic force microscopy to earthquake research.