Quite a lot of unexpected detail when dealing with friction here. Not sure where it can take us.
The field of graphene still awaits application solutions as might be expected. That can take decades unfortunately.
Uncovering the secrets of friction on graphene
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon in sheets just one atom in thick, has been the subject of widespread research, in large part because of its unique combination of strength, electrical conductivity, and chemical stability. But despite many years of study, some of graphene's fundamental properties are still not well-understood, including the way it behaves when something slides along its surface.