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LOW FRICTION WEAR RESISTANT GRAPHENE FILMS

United States Patent Application

20170120293
A1
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A low friction wear surface with a coefficient of friction in the superlubric regime including graphene and nanoparticles on the wear surface is provided, and methods of producing the low friction wear surface are also provided. A long lifetime wear resistant surface including graphene exposed to hydrogen is provided, including methods of increasing the lifetime of graphene containing wear surfaces by providing hydrogen to the wear surface.
Sumant, Anirudha V. (Plainfield, IL), Berman, Diana (Darien, IL), Erdemir, Ali (Naperville, IL)
15/ 408,137
January 17, 2017
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-ACO2-06CH11357 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy. The United States government has certain rights in this invention.