Preparation of WS2/MoS2/C Composite Films and their Tribological Properties
WS2/MoS2/C composite lubricating films were prepared in an Ar/C2H2 atmosphere by magnetron reaction-sputtering using a WS2/MoS2 composite target. The relationship between the microstructure and the tribological performance of the films was investigated. The composite film has a compact microstructure, which is shown to have much superior tribological performance with lower friction coefficient and better wear resistance than pure MoS2 film in humid atmospheric conditions at room temperature. An increase in hardness of nearly one order of magnitude was reached, too.
Yansheng Yin and Xin Wang
L. Zhou et al., "Preparation of WS2/MoS2/C Composite Films and their Tribological Properties", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 79-82, pp. 711-714, 2009