The absence of friction (a.k.a. superglide) certainly sounds appealing to all skiers. Some boundaries can indeed have this property. At L_Sim team we have simulated the behavior of such a system, and the experimental observation was made in collaboration with the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in California. We thus confirmed experimentally a theoretical prediction made in 2000.
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