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Tribology of 2D Nanomaterials: A Review

ZJU-UIUC Institute, International Campus, Zhejiang University, Jiaxing 314400, China
Department of Polymer and Textile Engineering, Federal University of Technology, P.M.B. 1526, Owerri 460114, Nigeria
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, Korea
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Coatings 2020, 10(9), 897;
Received: 29 August 2020 / Revised: 16 September 2020 / Accepted: 16 September 2020 / Published: 18 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Tribological Coatings: Nanomaterials for Macroscale)
The exfoliation of graphene has opened a new frontier in material science with a focus on 2D materials. The unique thermal, physical and chemical properties of these materials have made them one of the choicest candidates in novel mechanical and nano-electronic devices. Notably, 2D materials such as graphene, MoS2, WS2, h-BN and black phosphorus have shown outstanding lowest frictional coefficients and wear rates, making them attractive materials for high-performance nano-lubricants and lubricating applications. The objective of this work is to provide a comprehensive overview of the most recent developments in the tribological potentials of 2D materials. At first, the essential physical, wear and frictional characteristics of the 2D materials including their production techniques are discussed. Subsequently, the experimental explorations and theoretical simulations of the most common 2D materials are reviewed in regards to their tribological applications such as their use as solid lubricants and surface lubricant nano-additives. The effects of micro/nano textures on friction behavior are also reviewed. Finally, the current challenges in tribological applications of 2D materials and their prospects are discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: friction; wear; 2D nanomaterials; tribology friction; wear; 2D nanomaterials; tribology
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Uzoma, P.C.; Hu, H.; Khadem, M.; Penkov, O.V. Tribology of 2D Nanomaterials: A Review. Coatings 2020, 10, 897.

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Uzoma PC, Hu H, Khadem M, Penkov OV. Tribology of 2D Nanomaterials: A Review. Coatings. 2020; 10(9):897.

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Uzoma, Paul C., Huan Hu, Mahdi Khadem, and Oleksiy V. Penkov. 2020. "Tribology of 2D Nanomaterials: A Review" Coatings 10, no. 9: 897.

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