Molybdenum disulfide nanoparticles
Molybdenum is a Block D, Period 5 element, and sulfur is a Block P, Period 3 element. This article discusses the properties and applications of molybdenum disulfide nanoparticles. Molybdenum does not occur naturally as a free metal on Earth.
Generally, molybdenum disulfide has very good chemical stability and thermal stability. They can form a highly efficient dry lubricating film. Molybdenum disulfide nanoparticles possess a low friction coefficient, good catalytic activity, and excellent physical properties. They also have a large active surface area, high reactivity, and increased adsorption capacity compared to the bulk material.
Molybdenum disulfide nanoparticles appear in a black solid form.