Angstron Materials developed a new graphene-modified lubricant, and has been awarded a US patent for the material (US #8,222,190). The material is made by dispersing single-layer nano graphene platelets (NGPs) at a weight ratio of 0.001% to 60% (based on total fluid weight) in a fluid containing a petroleum or synthetic oil.
Angstron has demonstrated the ability of the new lubricant to provide improved thermal conductivity and friction reduction. These characteristics help extend wear performance. In addition to exceptional viscosity stability, the thermal conductivity values for the NGP-modified fluid are the highest on record for fluid materials.