For several years different types of nanoparticles have been considered and studied as potential friction modifying lubricant additives. Some nanoparticles can reduce the friction coefficient by 30–70%, depending on the base oil and the experimental conditions. In the present study, an experimental analysis on tribological properties of inorganic fullerene-like metal dichalcogenides was performed in comparison with MoS2 2H layered structures. Tribological tests were carried out on a pin on disc tribometer in ambient air. Several contact conditions are analysed in order to realise boundary and mixed lubrication regimes. The experimental study was performed on a mineral base oil, and particle concentration effects were analysed. Antifriction properties were evaluated by measuring the friction coefficient and are presented as generalised Stribeck diagrams. Inorganic fullerene-like WS2 and MoS2 nanoparticles present interesting friction reduction properties when tested in boundary and mixed lubrication.

Tribological behaviour of MoS2 and inorganic fullerene-like WS2 nanoparticles under boundary and mixed lubrication regimes

ABATE, FRANCESCA;D'AGOSTINO, Vincenzo;DI GIUDA, ROBERTA;SENATORE, ADOLFO
2010

Abstract

For several years different types of nanoparticles have been considered and studied as potential friction modifying lubricant additives. Some nanoparticles can reduce the friction coefficient by 30–70%, depending on the base oil and the experimental conditions. In the present study, an experimental analysis on tribological properties of inorganic fullerene-like metal dichalcogenides was performed in comparison with MoS2 2H layered structures. Tribological tests were carried out on a pin on disc tribometer in ambient air. Several contact conditions are analysed in order to realise boundary and mixed lubrication regimes. The experimental study was performed on a mineral base oil, and particle concentration effects were analysed. Antifriction properties were evaluated by measuring the friction coefficient and are presented as generalised Stribeck diagrams. Inorganic fullerene-like WS2 and MoS2 nanoparticles present interesting friction reduction properties when tested in boundary and mixed lubrication.
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