Solid Lubrication - Definition and General

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Solid Lubrication - Definition and General

Definition of solid lubricant: A solid lubricant is a material used as powder or thin film to provide protection from damage during relative movement and to reduce friction and wear. Other terms commonly used for solid lubrication include dry lubrication, dry-film lubrication, and solid-film lubrication. Although these terms imply that solid lubrication takes place under dry conditions, fluids are frequently used as a medium or as a lubricant with solid additives. Perhaps the most commonly used solid lubricants are the inorganic compounds graphite and molybdenum disulfide (MoS2 ) and the polymer material polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).

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