Abstract: In this paper, nanosized MoS2 deposited on graphene (MoS2/Gr) were prepared and used as additives in polyalkylene glycol (PAG) for steel/steel contact. Tribological results indicated that MoS2/Gr suspended in PAG exhibited a substantial reduction in friction and wear compared to theneat oil and the oil plus graphene, microsized MoS2 and graphene mixed with microsized MoS2 at elevated temperature. The significantly better tribological behavior of this hybrid lubricant can be explained by the fact that nanosized MoS2 on graphene can enter the contact area of the opposite sliding surfaces and form thin, durable, and stable surface boundary layers that maintain low friction and wear. Additionally, the thermal conductivity (TC) and rheological properties of this nanofluid were also investigated.
KeyWords Plus: TRIBOLOGICAL PROPERTIES; THERMAL-CONDUCTIVITY; OIL; PERFORMANCE; NANOFLUIDS; NANOSHEETS; FRICTION; NANOPARTICLES; NANOTUBES; BEHAVIOR
Published in TRIBOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, 110 1-7; 10.1016/j.triboint.2017.01.024 JUN 2017