The synergistic effects of MoS2 and liquid lubrication

Buttery, Michael, Roberts, E., Stanley, S. and Murer, J. (2015) The synergistic effects of MoS2 and liquid lubrication. In: 16th European Space Mechanisms and Tribology Symposium 2015, 23-25 September 2015, Bilbao, Spain.

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We present an overview of a three-stage program on the potential for hybrid lubrication of MoS2 and PFPE fluids (Fomblin Z25 & Braycote 601EF) performed at the European Space Tribology Laboratory (ESTL).
Tests were performed using a spiral orbit tribometer (SOT) and a pin-on-disc tribometer (POD), demonstrating encouraging results. Hybrid lubrication allows for extended periods of in-air running of MoS2 with no detrimental effect to the subsequent in-vacuum lifetime. In addition, hybrid lubrication was shown to be synergistic, with the lifetime of the hybrid fluid/MoS2 lubrication extended in comparison to the individual constituents, with no detriment to the friction

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