We thank the EPSRC for financial support. R. T. thanks the Israel Science Foundation and the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology.
WS2 and MoS2 Inorganic Fullerenes—Super Shock Absorbers at Very High Pressures†
Article first published online: 7 JUN 2005
Copyright © 2005 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 17, Issue 12, pages 1500–1503, June, 2005
How to Cite
Zhu, Y. Q., Sekine, T., Li, Y. H., Wang, W. X., Fay, M. W., Edwards, H., Brown, P. D., Fleischer, N. and Tenne, R. (2005), WS2 and MoS2 Inorganic Fullerenes—Super Shock Absorbers at Very High Pressures. Adv. Mater., 17: 1500–1503. doi: 10.1002/adma.200401962
- Issue published online: 7 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 7 JUN 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 MAR 2005
- Manuscript Received: 1 DEC 2004
- Nanostructures, inorganic
Superb antishock WS2 inorganic fullerenes (IF) can sustain shock pressures up to 25 GPa, suggesting that these IFs are probably the toughest cage molecules known. The Figure shows images of a) pre- and b) post-shock WS2 IF nanoparticles. These IFs may have great potential to withstand very high applied loads when used as solid-state lubricants.