Chapter 2. Nanoparticles Made of Metal Dichalcogenides

  1. Jean Michel Martin1 and
  2. Nobuo Ohmae2
  1. Lucile Joly-Pottuz and
  2. Fabrice Dassenoy

Published Online: 22 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987711.ch2



How to Cite

Joly-Pottuz, L. and Dassenoy, F. (2008) Nanoparticles Made of Metal Dichalcogenides, in Nanolubricants (eds J. M. Martin and N. Ohmae), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987711.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

    École Centrale de Lyon, France

  2. 2

    Kobe University, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 18 APR 2008

Book Series:

  1. Tribology Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. M. J. Neale,
  2. M. Priest and
  3. G. Stachowiak

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470065525

Online ISBN: 9780470987711



  • transmission electron microscopy (TEM);
  • metal dichalcogenide nanoparticles;
  • inorganic fullerene-like nanoparticles;
  • Raman spectroscopy and metal dichalcogenide compound;
  • X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy and chemical bonds;
  • energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS);
  • UHV environment superlubricity;
  • photoemission electron microscopy (PEEM) technique;
  • Raman tribometry


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Tribological Properties of 2H-MoS2

  • IF-MoS2 and IF-WS2 Fullerene-like Nanoparticles

  • IF-MoS2 and IF-WS2 as Additives in Boundary Lubrication

  • NT-MoS2 and NT-WS2 Nanotubes as Lubricant Additives

  • Lubrication by a Mixture of Fullerenes

  • Tribological Properties of Mo-S-I Nanowires

  • Raman Tribometry on IF-MS2

  • Lubrication Mechanism of IF-MS2: ‘A Drug Delivery’ Model

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgements

  • References