Volume 94 Issue 5 | p. 28 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 1, 2016

Graphene Balls Reduce Friction

Tribology: Lubricant containing microscopic graphene balls reduces friction and wear better than some commercial products
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: graphene, tribology, friction, wear

A suspension of crumpled graphene balls in oil can reduce friction and wear between metal surfaces sliding over one another better than commercial lubricants, according to a study (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2016, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1520994113). The investigation, which was conducted by Northwestern University materials scientists Yip-Wah Chung and Jiaxing Huang and coworkers, . . .

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