Performance of MoS2 Coated Gears Exposed to Humid Air During Storage

Abstract: The purpose of this work was to study the effect of exposure to humid air on the durability of a molybdenum disulfide dry film lubricant applied to spur test gears and subsequently tested in vacuum environment. This study was motivated by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Mission. Some moving mechanical assembles of the JWST have been exposed to humid air during storage as a subassembly and after integration into a higher-level assembly. molybdenum disulfide dry film lubricant was applied…

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