Tribological properties of monolayer graphene oxide sheets as water-based lubricant additives

Hiroshi Kinoshita, Yuta Nishina, Aidil Azli Alias, Masahiro Fujii

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Application and tribological properties of graphene oxide (GO) monolayer sheets as additives in water-based lubricants were investigated. The lubricating fluids were applied to a sintered tungsten carbide ball and stainless steel flat plate. It was found that adding GO particles into water improved lubrication and provided a very low friction coefficient of approximately 0.05 with no obvious surface wear after 60,000 cycles of friction testing. GO adsorption occurred on the lubricated surfaces of both the ball and flat plate, suggesting GO sheets may behave as protective coatings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)720-723
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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