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Solid Lubrication with MoS2: A Review

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California Merced, Merced, CA 95343, USA
Department of Physics, University of California Merced, Merced, CA 95343, USA
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Lubricants 2019, 7(7), 57;
Received: 13 June 2019 / Revised: 28 June 2019 / Accepted: 28 June 2019 / Published: 2 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Friction Mechanisms)
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Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is one of the most broadly utilized solid lubricants with a wide range of applications, including but not limited to those in the aerospace/space industry. Here we present a focused review of solid lubrication with MoS2 by highlighting its structure, synthesis, applications and the fundamental mechanisms underlying its lubricative properties, together with a discussion of their environmental and temperature dependence. The review also includes an extensive overview of the structure and tribological properties of doped MoS2, followed by a discussion of potential future research directions. View Full-Text
Keywords: MoS2; solid lubricant; tribology; friction; wear; lubrication; dopant MoS2; solid lubricant; tribology; friction; wear; lubrication; dopant

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Vazirisereshk, M.R.; Martini, A.; Strubbe, D.A.; Baykara, M.Z. Solid Lubrication with MoS2: A Review. Lubricants 2019, 7, 57.

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