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Technology for lubricating DLC coatings

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      Journal of Thin Films, Coating Science Technology & Application

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      Deadline for Manuscript Submission

      March 31st, 2023

      Deadline for Publication

      April 15, 2023

    Special Issue Description

    Dear Collegues,

    Low friction and wear are provided in even the most difficult tribological contacts by diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings.
    They are tough to optimize and have weak chemical reactivity with oil additives. Additionally, for environmental concerns, even the minimally effective but high-SAPS additives will be taken out soon.
    We suggest that the present chemical-based lubrication for poorly reactive DLC coatings be potentially replaced with this unique, physical-based additive lubrication technique.
    This is based on recent developments in the nanotechnology of inorganic MoS2 and WS2 nanoparticles, which lubricate through the low shear of basal planes.
    The use of MoS2 nanotubes in the base oil in self-mated DLC contacts in our work resulted in 30% less friction compared to steel surfaces and 50% less friction compared to the base oil.


    *Nanoparticles *Basal planes *Lubrication *Nanotubes *MoS2 nanotubes *Ultra-thin *Tribofilm *Lubrication regimes

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