Graphene as a lubricant additive for reducing friction and wear in its liquid-based form

Marlinda, Ab Rahman and Thien, Gregory Soon How and Shahid, Mehmood and Ling, Ting Yang and Hashem, Abu and Chan, Kah-Yoong and Johan, Mohd Rafie (2023) Graphene as a lubricant additive for reducing friction and wear in its liquid-based form. Lubricants, 11 (1). ISSN 2075-4442, DOI

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Graphene is a single atomic plane of sp(2)-bound carbon that has attracted considerable interest in various technologies. On the basis of its unique physical, mechanical, and chemical properties, graphene is a potentially strong candidate as a lubricant additive in its liquid-based form to reduce friction and protect surfaces from degrading. Furthermore, graphene on wear performance acts as a heat dissipation source for liquid lubricants. This review explores and addresses the fundamental mechanisms illuminating the exceptional tribological behaviours of graphene family materials and their limitations. Although graphene additives were reported to improve friction coefficients and wear properties, several challenges remain a hindrance, such as production costs, dispersion stability, and lack of information regarding graphene optimisation. Thus, this review can provide a standard methodological framework for graphene additives in improving tribological performance. Moreover, this review provides an up-to-date review of current tribological experiments based on ultrafine particles incorporated with graphene as an additive for lubricating liquids.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) Malaysia, PR003-2022, Universiti Malaya, ST045-2021
Uncontrolled Keywords: graphene; additive lubricant; anti-wear; lubricating liquid-based; tribology performance
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Office > Nanotechnology & Catalysis Research Centre
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2023 05:31
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2023 05:31

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