Delbé, Karl and Mansot, Jean-Louis and Thomas, Philippe and Baranek, Philippe and Boucher, Florent and Vangelisti, Rene and Billaud, Denis Contribution to the understanding of tribological properties of graphite intercalation compounds with metal chloride. (2012) Tribology Letters, vol. 47 (n° 3). pp. 367-379. ISSN 1023-8883
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11249-012-9981-0
Intrinsic tribological properties of lamellar compounds are usually attributed to the presence of van der Waals gaps in their structure through which interlayer interactions are weak. The controlled variation of the distances and interactions between graphene layers by intercalation of electrophilic species in graphite is used in order to explore more deeply the friction reduction properties of low-dimensional compounds. Three graphite intercalation compounds with antimony pentachloride, iron trichloride and aluminium trichloride are studied. Their tribological properties are correlated to their structural parameters, and the interlayer interactions are deduced from ab initio bands structure calculations.
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