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2D Nanomaterial MXene: The Perfect Lubricant

By Joanne Dawson posted 21-04-2021 14:53

2D Nanomaterial MXene: The Perfect Lubricant.
You can lubricate a bicycle chain with oil, but what do you do with a Mars rover or a red-hot conveyor belt in the steel industry? Very special nanomaterials have now been studied by a research group. The material class of MXenes (pronounced “maxene”) has caused quite a stir in recent years in connection with novel battery technologies. But it now turns out that they are also an excellent solid lubricant that is extremely durable and performs its task even under the most difficult conditions.
These remarkable properties of MXenes have now been published in the renowned journal ACS Nano.