New generation of MoSx based solid lubricant coatings: recent developments and applications

Julfikar Haider, Mohammed Hashmi, Francisco Chinesta, Yvan Chastel, Mohamed El Mansori

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In recent times, there is a growing interest in applying Molybdenum disulphide (MoS{sub x}) solid lubricant coatings on components to improve the tribological performance (i.e. lower friction coefficient and wear rate). The tribological performance of MoS{sub x} coating is strongly dependent on coating properties and tribological environment. MoS{sub x} coatings are highly successful in certain applications such as in space/vacuum technology, but its effectiveness is questioned in other terrestrial applications such as in cutting tool industry due to its lower hardness and poor oxidation resistance leading to shorter life. In order to circumvent this drawback, the paper identifies that current research is being concentrated on developing MoS{sub x} based coatings using three different approaches: (1) Metal or compound addition in MoS{sub x} coating (2)MoS{sub x} layer on hard coating and (3)MoS{sub x} addition in hard coating matrix. Although the primary objective is same in all three cases, the third approach is considered to be more effective in improving the tribological properties of the coating. Finally, the potential applications of MoS{sub x} based coatings in different industrial sectors have been briefly outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1365-1370
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventAMPT 2010 International conference on advances in materials and processing technologies - Paris, France
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …


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