The purpose of this paper is to explore the synergistic lubrication of MoS2 particles with different morphologies.
The synergistic lubrication of MoS2 particles with different morphologies is evaluated using a four‐fall tribometer in liquid paraffin.
Results show that the morphology of MoS2 has an influence on the tribological properties of MoS2. Both MoS2 nano‐balls and nano‐platelets function as lubrication additives in liquid paraffin better than MoS2 micro‐platelets do. It is also found that there is a synergistic lubrication between two different morphologies of MoS2. The composite MoS2 additives with different morphologies can improve the wear resistance and friction reduction of liquid paraffin more than each of them singly does. The synergistic lubrication between two different MoS2 morphologies results from the cooperation of their different lubrication mechanism.
The paper reveals a synergistic lubrication between two different MoS2 structures. It is very advantageous and practical to partly displace nano‐MoS2 with micro‐MoS2.
Hu, K., Cai, Y., Hu, X. and Xu, Y. (2013), "Synergistic lubrication of MoS2 particles with different morphologies in liquid paraffin", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 65 No. 3, pp. 143-149. https://doi.org/10.1108/00368791311311141Download as .RIS
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