International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 3, March 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Synthesizing Electro - conductive grease using graphite
      W.A.P.P Christopher, J.T. Cooray and A.N.B Attanayake
Abstract: Graphite as we all know is well renowned for its ability to conduct electricity as well as its lubricant nature. Graphite has a honey comb structured planes where carbon atoms are bound together by strong covalent bonds. And each of these layers of carbon is bound together by weak van der Waals bonds. Grease is a semi solid lubricant widely used in the industrial world to reduce ware and tare. Grease is made of three principal components known as a base oil, thickener and additives. Thus combining graphite with grease would preferably transfer the electro-conductive nature of graphite to grease forming an electro-conductive grease. Usage of such a product would be, Grounding static discharges, provides electrical continuity between irregular or pitted surfaces, ensures electrical contact between loose or vibrating parts and small gaps, apply to ball bearings in computer equipment where it allows static discharge to pass through the bearing instead of building up, arcing, extending the Life of Rotating Switches, preventing Corrosion on Knife Switches, grounding Ball and Socket Connections on Power Insulators.

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W.A.P.P Christopher, J.T. Cooray and A.N.B Attanayake (2018); Synthesizing Electro - conductive grease using graphite; Int J Sci Res Publ 6(3) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0316.php?rp=P515172
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