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Tungsten disulfide (WS2) is one of the most popular materials that are used as industrial lubricants. The product has been used in a variety of applications including aerospace, automotive, military, and even medical. Marine and automotive industries have been two sectors that have really benefited from the use of the lubricant. Research is now being done on how tungsten disulfide can be used in other processes.

Tungsten disulfide (WS2) is one of the most popular materials that are used as industrial lubricants. The product has been used in a variety of applications including aerospace, automotive, military, and even medical. Marine and automotive industries have been two sectors that have really benefited from the use of the lubricant. Research is now being done on how tungsten disulfide can be used in other processes.

The latest news comes from the international organization, Consumer Products Inventory. The online resource provides up-to-date research on the latest happenings in nanotechnology. Recently, the inventory listed over 1,600 products that contain nanoparticles. One of the products that has been listed is engine oil.

So what does this have to do with tungsten disulfide? Spherical nanoparticles like tungsten disulfide and Nano diamonds are being added to engine oils in the form of additives. Research has shown that these additives are better acting than any of the traditional lubricating oils on the commercial market.

How Does It Work?

As a synthetic powder, tungsten disulfide consists of various elements such as hexagonal crystal clusters and a lamellar lattice structure. These elements create a certain amount of friction, thus converting the powder into a very lubricious material.

The same formula is being applied to engine oils. As a tungsten disulfide lubricant helps to improve the tribological properties of engine oil, and increasing overall thermal conductivity. Thus, it minimizes friction within the engine, reduces internal wear and tear, and increases fuel efficiency.

The research proves that tungsten disulfide can sufficiently lubricate the metals that come in contact with each other within the engine. It also shows that the lubricant can be used as a better alternative for conventional lubricating oils.

If you would like to know more about tungsten disulfide and its advantages, you can visit the following website www.ws2coating.com.

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