Olives with nanoparticles. Part 1: Molybdenum

In our recent articles, we've often covered what oils are and how they work, and how they can be mixed with additives to adapt to real-world problems. Even synthetic-artificially created oils need additives, but in their case it helps to keep the engine parts clean and work as efficiently as possible. Of course, the use of additives in work is a better solution than pouring only base oil.

You might think that once apps are invented, there's no room for improvement. However, we offer one more revolution – supplements with nanoparticles.

Today we present Molybdenum (Molybdenum disulfide - MoS2) and talk about its use in Xenum additives.

Origin of the main properties

In the periodic table of elements, molybdenum is classified as a metal. Its natural form can be defined as molybdenite (molybdenite), which is also called molybdenum disulfide or MoS2.

Molybdenite structure

All forms of molybdenite have a layered (level) structure, thanks to which this mineral is an excellent lubricating material. Moreover, the ability of molybdenite to stretch is proportional to the force of friction. If the friction against molybdenite increases, it is able to stretch without losing properties or useful functions. Such a feature is known as superfluidity.

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Use of molybdenum in additives

Due to its ability to resist friction, liquid molybdenum is a fairly common component among additives. MoS2 particles, which are about 1–100 µm in diameter, are able to maintain high lubricating properties and structure at high operating temperatures of the engine. Which is definitely an advantage.

Usually, this component is added with graphite to improve the oil's ability to stick to car parts. It is because of their ability to maintain lubricating properties under supercritical conditions that you can learn about the use of molybdenum-based oils in aircraft engines.

And molybdenum (MoS2) is often used as a catalyst in the petrochemical industry.

And now you can use this Power too!

Molybdenum & Xenum

Among our products, we can single out two applications based on molybdenum. This is Super G and MG Gear, the purpose of which is to reduce friction in critical areas of the car: engine and gearbox.

Super G and MG Gear

In both cases, molybdenum appears in combination with carbon graphite, which is often used in additives with nanoparticles. We will develop this topic in future articles…

So, stay tuned, there's a lot of fun ahead!

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