Application of graphene to increase machine reliability and efficiency
With H. Wang, Nanomaterials and Electronics Group Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT
Graphene is an amazing material, with its exceptional physical properties attracted much interest in a wide field of applications. Nevertheless, the use of graphene as coating material to increase tribo-logical performance of mechanical components is almost unexplored.
In this workshop, the preliminary results of the research project “Application of graphene to increase machine reliability, safety and efficiency” will be presented, focusing on the coating procedures.
The aim of this research project is to investigate the application of graphene as components surface coating, to reduce the coefficient of friction and wear damage, and consequently increase efficiency and reliability of the machines and mechanical systems.