Solid lubrication by multiwalled carbon nanotubes in air and in vacuum

Kazuhisa Miyoshi, K. W. Street, Randy Lee Vander Wal, Rodney Andrews, Ali Sayir

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Abstract

Aligned and dispersed multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) were evaluated for solid lubrication applications. Results obtained from unidirectional sliding friction experiments indicate that MWNTs have superior friction properties and sustainability in air and vacuum. Based on analyses of wear surfaces, transfer films, wear debris, and microstructures, the lubrication mechanism of the MWNTs is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-201
Number of pages11
JournalTribology Letters
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2005

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Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCN)
lubrication
Lubrication
carbon nanotubes
Vacuum
vacuum
air
Air
Wear of materials
Friction
sliding friction
debris
Debris
Sustainable development
friction
microstructure
Microstructure
Experiments

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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Miyoshi, Kazuhisa ; Street, K. W. ; Vander Wal, Randy Lee ; Andrews, Rodney ; Sayir, Ali. / Solid lubrication by multiwalled carbon nanotubes in air and in vacuum. In: Tribology Letters. 2005 ; Vol. 19, No. 3. pp. 191-201.
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Solid lubrication by multiwalled carbon nanotubes in air and in vacuum. / Miyoshi, Kazuhisa; Street, K. W.; Vander Wal, Randy Lee; Andrews, Rodney; Sayir, Ali.

In: Tribology Letters, Vol. 19, No. 3, 01.07.2005, p. 191-201.

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