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Transitioning to sustainable production Part III: Developments and Possibilities for Integration of Nanotechnology Into Material Processing Technologies, Krajnik P, Rashid A, Pušavec F, Remškar M, Yui A, Nikkam N, Toprak MS, Journal of Cleaner Production (2015), DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.08.064.

Interactions of 1D- and 2D-layered Inorganic Nanoparticles with Fibroblasts and Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Jason Thomas Rashkow,Yahfi Talukdar, Gaurav Lalwani & Balaji Sitharaman, Nanomedicine (Lond.) (2015) 10(11), 1693–1706

Isothermal Crystallization Kinetics and Melting Behavior of Poly (L-lactic acid)/WS2 Inorganic Nanotube Nanocomposites, Mohammed Naffakh, Carlos Marco, Journal of Materials Science – Springer, DOI 10.1007/s10853-015-9156-0, Published online 11 June, 2015

WS2 Nanoadditized Lubricant for Applications Affected by Hydrogen Embrittlement, Vlad Bogdan Niste, Hiroyoshi Tanaka, Monica Ratoi and Joichi Sugimura, RSC Adv., The Royal Society of Chemistry 2015, 5, 40678–40687

Tribological Coatings for Complex Mechanical Elements Produced by Supersonic Cluster Beam Deposition of Metal Dichalcogenide Nanoparticles, C Piazzoni, M Buttery, M R Hampson, E W Roberts, C Ducati, C Lenardi, F Cavaliere, P Piseri and P Milani, Journal of Physics. D: Appl. Phys. 48 (2015) 265302 (13pp)

Nanocomposite Biomaterials Based On Poly(Etherether-Ketone) (PEEK) and WS2 Inorganic Nanotubes, Mohammed Naffakh*a and Ana M. D´ıez-Pascual,|Journal of Materials Chemistry B  2014, 2, 4509–4520

Cytotoxicity of Exfoliated Transition-Metal Dichalcogenides (MoS2, WS2, and WSe2) Is Lower Than That of Graphene and Its Analogues, Wei Zhe Teo, Elaine Lay Khim Chng, Zdeneˇk Sofer and Martin Pumera,| Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 1-7| DOI: 10.1002/chem.201402680.

An Investigation on the Reduced Ability of IF-MoS2 Nanoparticles to Reduce Friction and Wear in the Presence of Dispersants, Pierre Rabaso, Fabrice Dassenoy, Fabrice Ville, Moussa Diaby, Be´atrice Vacher, Thierry Le Mogne, Michel Belin, Je´roˆme Cavoret| Tribol Lett, DOI 10.1007/s11249-014-0381-5|July 12, 2014

Opportunities and challenges in the use of inorganic fullerene-like nanoparticles to produce advanced polymer nanocomposites,
Mohammed Naffakh, Ana M. Diez-Pascual, Carlos Marco, Gary J. Ellis, Marian A. Gomez-Fatou. Progress in Polymer Science 38 (2013) pages: 1163– 1231

Direct observation by in situ transmission electron microscopy of the behavior of IF-MoS2 nanoparticles during sliding tests: influence of the crystal structure,
Imène Lahouij, Béatrice Vacher and Fabrice Dassenoy Lubrication Science (2013). Published online in Wiley Online Library ( DOI: 10.1002/ls.1241

Friction mechanism of individual multilayered Nanoparticles, Ofer Teveta, Palle Von-Huth, Ronit Popovitz-Biro, Rita Rosentsveig, H. Daniel Wagner, and Reshef Tenne, PNAS ∣ December 13, 2011 ∣ vol. 108 ∣ no. 50 ∣ 1990119906

Evaluating the Reinforcement of Inorganic Fullerene-like Nanoparticles in Thermoplastic Matrices by Depth-Sensing Indentation,
Araceli Flores, Mohammed Naffakh, Ana M. Díez-Pascual, Fernando Ania and Marián A. Gómez-Fatou. The Journal of Physical Chemistry. | J. Phys. Chem. C 2013, 117, 20936−20943.

Frictional Characteristics of IF-WS2 Nanoparticles in Simulated Engine Conditions B. Gullac, O. Akalin, Tribology Transactions, Volume 53, Issue 6, November 2010, pp939-947.

Self-Lubricating Bearing Composites Impregnated with WS2 Fullerene-Like Nanoparticles V. Leshchinsky, E. Alyoshina, M. Lvovsky, Y. Volovik, R. Tenne, and L. Rapoport, Int. J. Powder Metallurgy, in press. The Effect of Tungsten Sulfide Fullerene-Like Nanoparticles on the Toughness of Epoxy Resins M. Shneider, H. Dodiuk, S. Kenig and R Tenne, J. Adhesion Sci. Technol., in press.

Medical Applications of Self-Lubricating Coatings with Fullerene-Like (IF) WS2 Nanoparticles M. Redlich, A. Katz, G. Naveh, A.R. Adini, A. Gorodnev, L. Rapoport, A. Moshkovich, S.R. Cohen, R. Rosentsvieg and R. Tenne, J. Nanobio Mater., in press.

Surface Functionalization of WS2 Fullerene-Like Nanoparticles C. Shahar, D. Zbaida, L. Rapoport, H. Cohen, T. Bendikov, J. Tannous, F. Dassenoy, and R. Tenne, Langmuir 26, 4409-4414 (2010).

Toughening of Epoxy Adhesives by Nanoparticles A. Buchman, H. Dodiuk-Kenig, A. Dotan, R. Tenne and S.Kenig, J. Adhesion Sci. Tech. 23, 753-768 (2009).

Synthesis of Fullerene-Like MoS2 Nanoparticles and Their Tribological Behavior R. Rosentsveig, A. Margolin, A. Gorodnev, R. Popovitz-Biro, Y. Feldman. L. Rapoport, G. Naveh, and R. Tenne, J. Mater. Chem. 19, 4368-4374 (2009).

Insight into the Growth Mechanism of WS2 Nanotubes in the Scaled-Up Fluidized Bed Reactor A. Zak, L. Sallacan-Ecker, A. Margolin, M. Genut and R. Tenne, Nano 4, 91-98 (2009). Synthesis of WS2 and MoS2 Fullerene-Like Nanoparticles from Solid Precursors I. Wiesel, H. Arbel, A. Albu-Yaron, R. Popovitz-Biro, J.M. Gordon, D. Feuermann and R. Tenne, Nano Res. 2, 416-424 (2009).

Fullerene-Like Nanoparticles and Their Tribological Behavior R. Rosentsveig, R. Tenne, A. Gorodnev, N. Feuerstein, H. Friedman, N. Fleischer, J. Tannous and F. Dassenoy, Tribology Lett., 36, 175-182 (2009).

WS₂ Nano-Coating for Friction Reduction of Nickel Titanium Alloy G.R. Samorodnitzky-Naveh, M. Redlich, L. Rapoport, Y. Feldman and R. Tenne, Nanomedicine 4, 943-950 (2009).

Fullerene-Like (IF) WS2 Nanoparticles and Nanotubes by the Vapor-Phase Synthesis of WC ln and H2S A. Margolin, F. L. Deepak, R. Popovitz-Biro, M. Bar-Sadan, Y. Feldman, and R. Tenne, Nanotechnol.,19, 095601 (2008).

Bright-Field Electron Tomography of Inorganic Fullerenes Approaching Atomic Resolution M. Bar Sadan, L. Houben, S.G. Wolf, A. Enyashin, G. Seifert, R. Tenne, and K. Urban, NanoLett., 8, 891-896 (2008). See also Highlight by Nature Mater. 7, 169 (2008).

Intercalation of Alkali Metal in WS2 Nanoparticles, revisited F. Kopnov, Y. Feldman, R. Popovitz-Biro, A. Vilan, H. Cohen, A. Zak and R. Tenne, Chem. Mater. 20, 4099-4105 (2008).

Improved Orthodontic Stainless Steel Wires Coated with Inorganic Fullerene-Like Nanoparticles of WS2 Impregnated in Electroless Nickel-Phosphorous Film M. Redlich, A. Katz, L. Rapoport, HD. Wagner, Y. Feldman and R. Tenne, Dental Mater., 24, 1640-1646 (2008).

Fullerene-Like (IF) RexMo(W)1-xS2 Nanoparticles F.L. Deepak, R. Popovitz-Biro,Y. Feldman, A. Enyashin, G. Seifert and R. Tenne, Chem. Asian J., 3, 1568-1574 (2008).

X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Tribological Studies of Annealed Fullerene-Like WS2 Nanoparticles B. Späth, F. Kopnov, H. Cohen, A. Zak, A. Moshkovich, L. Rapoport, W. Jeagermann and R. Tenne, Phys. Stat. Solid. B, 245, 1779-1784 (2008).

In Situ TEM Measurements of WS2 Nanotubes by STM M.S. Wang, I. Kaplan-Ashiri, X.L. Wei, R. Rosentsveig, H.D. Wagner, S.R. Cohen, R. Tenne, and L.-M. Peng, Nano Res. 1, 22-31 (2008).

Atom by Atom: HRTEM Insights into Inorganic Nanotubes and Fullerene-Like Structures M. Bar Sadan, L. Houben, A. Enyashin, G. Seifert, and R.Tenne, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci 105, 15643-15648 (2008); Feature article (&Cover page).

Friction Reduction and Wear Resistance of Electro-Codeposited Ni + IF-WS2 Coating for Improved Orthodontic Stainless Steel Wires M. Redlich, A. Gorodnev, Y. Feldmean, I. Kaplan-Ashiri, R. Tenne, N. Fleischer, M. Genut and N. Feuerstein, J. Mater. Res. 23, 2909-2915 (2008).

Torsional Stick-Slip Behavior in WS2 Nanotubes K.S. Nagapriya, O. Goldbart, I. Kaplan-Ashiri, G. Seifert, R. Tenne, and E. Joselevich, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 195501 (2008).

Structure and Stability of Molybdenum Sulfide Fullerenes A.N. Enyashin, S. Gemming, M. Bar-Sadan, R. Popovitz-Biro, S.Y. Hong, Y. Prior, R. Tenne, and G. Seifert, Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed. 46, 623-627 (2007). See also highlight by Chem. & Eng. News, 22.1.07 issue, 5, 36 (2007).

Interlayer Shear (Sliding) Modulus of WS2 Nanotubes I. Kaplan-Ashiri, S.R. Cohen, Y. Wang, G. Seifert, H.D. Wagner, and R. Tenne, J. Phys. Chem. C, 111, 8432-8436 (2007).

Bulk vs. Nanoscale WS2: Finite Size Effects and Solid State Lubrication S. Brown, J.L. Musfeldt, I. Mihut, J.B. Betts, A. Migliori, A. Zak, and R. Tenne, NanoLett. 7, 2365-2369 (2007).

On the Efficacy of IF-WS2 Nanoparticles as Solid Lubricant: Effect of the Loading Scheme L. Rapoport, A. Moshkovich, V. Perfilyev, and R.Tenne, Tribol .Lett., 28, 81-87 (2007).

On the Mechanical behavior of WS2 Nanotubes under Axial Tension and Compression I. Kaplan-Ashiri, S.R. Cohen, K. Gartsman, V. Ivanovskaya, T. Heine, G. Seifert, I. Wiesel, H.D. Wagner and R. Tenne, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.,103, 523-528 (2006).

Self-Lubricating Coatings Containing Fullerene-Like WS2 Nanoparticles for Orthodontic Wires and Other Possible Medical Applications A. Katz, M. Redlich, L. Rapoport, H.D. Wagner, and R. Tenne, Tribol. Lett., 21, 135-139 (2006).

A New Way to Feed Nanoparticles to Friction Interfaces V. Perfiliev, A. Moshkovith, A. Verdyan, R. Tenne, and L. Rapoport, Tribol. Lett., 21, 89-93 (2006).

Structure and Stability of Molybdenum Sulfide Fullerenes M. Bar-Sadan, A.N. Enyashin, S. Gemming, R. Popovitz-Biro, S.Y. Hong, Yehiam Prior, G. Seifert and R. Tenne, J. Phys. Chem. B 110, 25399-25410 (2006).

Shock-Absorbing and Failure Mechanism of WS2 and MoS2 Nanoparticles with Fullerene-Like Structure Under Shockwave Pressures Y.Q. Zhu, T. Sekine, Y.H. Li, M.W. Fay, Y.M. Zhao, C.H. Patrick Poa, W.X. Wang, R Martin, P.D. Brown, N. Fleischer, and R. Tenne, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 127, 16263-16272 (2005).

Fullerene-Like Nanoparticles of Titanium Disulfide A. Margolin, R. Popovitz-Biro, A. Albu-Yaron, A. Moshkovich, L. Rapoport, and R. Tenne, Chem. Phys. Lett., 411, 162-166 (2005)

Synthesis of Fullerene-Like Tantalum Disulfide Nanoparticles by Gas Phase Reaction and Laser Ablation C. Schuffenhauer, B.A. Parkinson, N.Y. Jin-Phillip, M. Rühle, L. Joly-Pottuz, J.-M. Martin, R. Popovitz-Biro, and R. Tenne, Small, 1, 1100-1109 (2005)

Behavior of Fullerene-Like WS2 Nanoparticles under Severe Contact Conditions L. Rapoport,O. Nepomnyashchy, I. Lapsker, A. Verdyan, A. Moshkovich, Y. Feldman, R. Tenne,Wear, 259 703-707 (2005)

Inorganic Fullerene-Like Nanoparticles of TiS2 A. Margolin, R Popovitz-Biro, A. Albu-Yaron, L. Rapoport, and R. Tenne Chem. Phys. Lett., 411, 162-166 (2005)

Fullerene-Like Nanoparticles of Titanium Disulfide A. Margolin, R. Popovitz-Biro, A. Albu-Yaron, A. Moshkovich, L. Rapoport, and R. Tenne, Current Nanoscience, 1, 253-262 (2005)

WS2 and MoS2 Inorganic Fullerenes: Super Shock Absorber at Very High Pressures Y.Q. Zhu, T. Sekine, Y. H. Li, M. Fay, W. X. Wang, H. Edwards, P.D. Brown, N. Fleischer and R. Tenne, Adv. Mater., 17, 155-1503 (2005)

Closed-Cage (Fullerene-Like) Structures of Cs2O A. Albu-Yaron, T. Arad, R. Popovitz-Biro, M. Bar-Sadan, Yehiam Prior, M. Jansen and R. Tenne, Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed.,44, 4169-4172 (2005)

Friction and Wear of Fullerene-Like WS2 under Severe Contact Conditions: Friction of Ceramic Materials L. Rapoport, O. Nepomnyashchy, I. Lapsker, A.Verdyan, Y.Soifer, R. Popovitz-Biro and R. Tenne, Tribol. Lett., 19, 143-149 (2005)

Applications of WS2 (MoS2) Inorganic Nanotubes and Fullerene-Like Nanoparticles for Solid Lubrication and for Structural Nanocomposites L. Rapoport, N. Fleischer and R. Tenne, J. Mater. Chem., 15, 1782-1788 (2005)

Stochastic Strength of Nanotubes: An Appraisal of Available Data A.H. Barber, I. Kaplan-Ashiri, S.R. Cohen, R. Tenne &H.D. Wagner, Composite Sci. Tech., 65, 2380-2384 (2005)

Load Bearing Capacity of Bronze, Iron and Iron-Nickel Powder Composites Containing Fullerene-Like WS2 Nanoparticles L. Rapoport, V. Leshchinsky, M. Lvovsky, I. Lapsker, Yu Volovik, and R. Tenne, Tribology Intl., 35, 47-53 (2002).

The Inverted p-Diamond/n-CdTe Heterojunction Solar Cell P. von Huth, J.E. Butler, W. Jaegermann, and R. Tenne, J. Electrochem. Soc., 149, G55-G62 (2002).

WS2 Nanotube Bundles and Foils R. Rosentsveig, A. Margolin, Y. Feldman, R. Popovitz-Biro and R. Tenne, Chem Mater., 14, 471-473 (2002).

Stability of Metal Chalcogenide Nanotubes G. Seifert, Th. Köhller, and R. Tenne, J. Phys. Chem. B, 106, 2497-2501 (2002).

Friction and Wear of Powdered Composites Impregnated with WS2 Inorganic Fullerene-Like Nanoparticles L. Rapoport, V. Leshchinsky, M. Lvovsky, O. Nepomnyashchy, Yu Volovik, and R. Tenne, Wear, 252, 518-527 (2002).

Equilibrium Structure of Multilayer van der Waals Films and Nanotubes M. I. Mendelev and D. J. Srolovitz. S.A. Safran and R. Tenne, Phys. Rev. B, 65, 075402 (2002).

Slow Release of Fullerene-Like WS2 Nanoparticles as a Superior Solid Lubrication Mechanism in Composite Matrices L. Rapoport, M. Lvovsky, I. Lapsker, V. Leshchinsky, Yu Volovik, Y. Feldman, A. Zak, and R. Tenne, Adv. Eng. Mater., 3, 71-75 (2001).

Friction and Wear of Bronze Powder Composites Including Fullerene-Like WS2 Nanoparticles L. Rapoport, M. Lvovsky, I. Lapsker, V. Leshchinsky, Yu Volovik, Y. Feldman, and R. Tenne, Wear, 249, 149-156 (2001). Wear, 249, 149-156 (2001)

Nanoparticles of CdCl2 with Closed Cage Structure R. Popovitz-Biro, A. Twersky, Y. Rosenfeld Hachoen and R. Tenne, Isr. J. Chem., 41, 7-14 (2001).

Slow Release of Fullerene-Like WS2 Nanoparticles from Fe-Ni-Graphite Matrix: a Self-Lubricating Nanocomposite L. Rapoport, M. Lvovsky, I. Lapsker, V. Leshchinsky, Yu Volovik, Y. Feldman, A. Margolin, R. Rosentsveig and R. Tenne, NanoLetters, 1, 137-140 (2001).

NanoLetters, 1, 137-140 (2001) Microtribology and Friction-Induced Material Transfer in WS2 Nanoparticle Additives C. Drummond, N.A. Alcantar, J. Israelachvili, R. Tenne, and Y. Golan, Adv. Funct. Mater., 11, 348-354 (2001).

Experimental Evidence of Surface Modes Coupling in Anisotropic Hollow Nanoparticles M. Kociak, O. Stephan, L. Henrard, V. Charbois, A. Rothschild, R. Tenne, and C. Colliex, Phys. Rev. Lett, 87, 5501 (2001).

The Effect of a Substrate’s Topography on the Local Electronic Structure of WS2 Nanotubes O. Tal, M. Remskar, R. Tenne, and G. Haase, Chem. Phys. Lett., 344, 434-440 (2001). Chem. Phys. Lett., 344, 434-440 (2001)

In-Situ Imaging of Shearing Contacts in the Surface Forces Apparatus Y. Golan, C. Drummond, J. Israelachvili and R. Tenne, Wear, 245, 190-195 (2000). Wear, 245, 190-195 (2000)

The growth of WS2 nanotubes phases A. Rothschild, J. Sloan and R. Tenne, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 122, 5169-5179 (2000). J. Am. Chem. Soc., 122, 5169-5179 (2000)

Influence of the Electrochemical Deposition Parameters on the Microstructure of MoS2 Thin Films A. Albu-Yaron, C. Levy-Clement, A. Katty, S. Bastide and R. Tenne, This Solid Films, 361, 223-228 (2000).

Study on Preparation, Growth Mechanism and Optoelectronic Properties of Highly Oriented WSe2 Thin Films T. Tsirlina, V. Lyakhovitskaya, S. Fiechter and R. Tenne, J. Mater. Res., 15, 2636 (2000). J. Mater. Res., 15, 2636 (2000)

Morphology of Multi-wall WS2 Nanotubes A. Rothschild, R. Popovitz-Biro, O. Lourie and R. Tenne, J. Phys. Chem. B, 104, 8976-8981 (2000). J. Phys. Chem. B., 104, 8976-8981 (2000)

Growth Mechanism of MoS2 Fullerene-Like Nanoparticles by the Gas Phase Synthesis A. Zak, Y. Feldman, V. Alperovich, R. Rosentsveig, and R. Tenne, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 122, 11108-11116 (2000). J. Am. Chem. Soc., 122, 11108-11116 (2000)

New Reactor for Production of Tungsten Disulfide Onion-Like (Inorganic Fullerene-Like) Nanoparticles Y. Feldman, A. Zak, R. Popovitz-Biro and R. Tenne, Solid State Sci, 2, 663-672 (2000). Solid State Sci., 2, 663-672 (2000)

Defect and Ordered Tungsten Oxides Encapsulated Inside 2H-WX2 (X=S,Se) Fullerene-Related Structures J. Sloan, J.L. Hutchison, R. Tenne, Y. Feldman, M. Homyonfer, and T. Tsirlina, J. Solid State Chem., 144, 100 (1999). J. Solid State Chem., 144, 100 (1999)

Inorganic Fullerene-like Material as Additives to Lubricants: Structure-Function Relationship L. Rapoport,Y. Feldman, M. Homyonfer, H. Cohen, J. Sloan, J.L. Hutchison, and R. Tenne, Wear, 225-229, 975 (1999). Wear, 225-229, 975 (1999)

Encapsulation of WC Inside 2H-WS2 Inorganic Fullerene Related Cage Structures A. Rothschild, J. Sloan, A.P.E. York, M. L.H. Green, J.L. Hutchison, and R. Tenne, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 363-364 (1999). J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 363-364 (1999).

Microtribology and Direct Force Measurements of WS2 Nested Fullerene-Like Nanostructures Y. Golan, C. Drummond, M. Homyonfer, R. Tenne, and J. Israelachvili, Adv. Mater., 11, 934 (1999).Adv. Mater., 11, 934 (1999)

Raman and Resonance Raman Investigation of MoS2 Nanoparticles G.L. Frey, R. Tenne, M.J. Matthews, M.S. Dresselhaus, G. Dresselhaus, Phys. Rev. B, 60, 2883 (1999). Phys. Rev. B., 60, 2883 (1999)

Photoelectrochemical Studies with Inorganic Cage Structures of Metal Dichalcogenides B. Alperson, M. Homyonfer, R. Tenne, J. Electroanal. Chem, 473, 186 (1999). J. Electroanal. Chem., 473, 186 (1999)

Nanotribology of Novel Metal Dichalcogenides S.R. Cohen, Y. Feldman, H. Cohen, and R. Tenne, Appl. Surf. Sci., 144-145, 603-607 (1999). Appl. Surf. Sci., 144-145, 603-607 (1999)

Synthesis of Bulk WS2 Nanotube Phases A. Rothschild, G.L. Frey, M. Homyonfer, M. Rappaport and R. Tenne, Mater. Res. Innov., 3, 145-149 (1999). H. Cohen, T. Maniv, Y. Rosenfeld-Hacohen R. Tenne, C. Colliex, Comment on “Near-field electron energy loss spectroscopy of nanoparticles” – Reply, Phys. Rev. Lett., 83, 659-659 (1999). Reply, Phys. Rev. Lett., 83, 659-659 (1999).

WS2 Nanotubes as Tips in Scanning Probe Microscopy A. Rothschild, S.R. Cohen and R. Tenne, Appl. Phys. Lett., 75, 4025-4027 (1999). Phys. Lett., 75, 4025-4027 (1999)

Negative Curvature in Inorganic Fullerene-like Structures M. Homyonfer, Y. Feldman, L. Margulis, and R. Tenne, Fullerene Sci. Tech., 6, 59 (1998).

Synthesis of Inorganic Fullerene-like WSe2 T. Tsirlina, Y. Feldman, M. Homyonfer, J. Sloan, J.L. Hutchison and R. Tenne, Fullerene Sci. Tech., 6, 157 (1998).

Optical Absorption Spectra of Inorganic Fullerene-Like MS2 (M=Mo, W) G. L. Frey, S. Elani, M. Homyonfer, Y. Feldman, and R. Tenne, Phys. Rev. B., 57, 6666 (1998)

Highly Oriented Photoactive Polycrystalline MoS2 Layers Obtained by Van der Waals Rheotaxy Technqiue from Electrochemically Deposited Thin Films E.A. Ponomarev, R. Tenne, A. Katty, and C. Lévy-Clément, Solar Energy Mater. Solar Cells, 52, 125 (1998).

Stress-Induced Fragmentation of Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes in a Polymer Matrix H.D. Wagner, O. Lourie, Y. Feldman, R. Tenne, Appl. Phys. Lett., 72, 188 (1998)

The Tribological Behavior of Type II Textured MX2 (M=Mo,W;X=S,Se) Films S.R. Cohen, L. Rapoport, E.A. Ponomarev, H. Cohen, T. Tsirlina, R. Tenne, and C. Lévy-Clément,Thin Solid Films, 324, 190 (1998).

Kinetics of Nested Inorganic Fullerene-like Nanoparticles (IF) Formation Y. Feldman, V. Lyakhovitskaya, and R. Tenne, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 120, 4176 (1998). J. Am. Chem. Soc., 120, 4176 (1998)

Optical Properties of MS2 (M=Mo,W) Inorganic Fullerene-Like and Nanotube Material G.L. Frey, R. Tenne, M.J. Matthews, M.S. Dresselhaus and G. Dresselhaus, J. Mater. Res. (special issue dedicated to carbon nanotubes), 13, 2412 (1998).

Cage Structures and Nanotubes of NiCl2 Y. Rosenfeld Hacohen, E. Grunbaum, R. Tenne, J. Sloan, and J.L. Hutchison, Nature, 395, 336 (1998). See also NewScientist, 26.9.98, p.17.

Hollow Nanoparticles of WS2 as Potential Solid-State Lubricants L. Rapoport, Yu. Bilik, Y. Feldman, M. Homyonfer, S.R. Cohen, and R. Tenne. See also News and Views, Nature, 387, 791 (1997)

Highly Textured Films of Layered Metal Disulfide 2H-WS2: Preparation Conditions and Optoelectronic Properties A. Matthäus, A. Ennaoui, S. Fiechter, T. Kiesewetter, K. Diesner, M. Kunst, I. Sieber, W. Jaegermann, T. Tsirlina, and R. Tenne, J. Electrochem. Soc., 144, 1013 (1997).

Surface Modifications: Nanostructures and Nested Polyhedra Generated by Pulsing the STM Tip M. Hershfinkel, L.A. Gheber, M. Homyonfer, R. Tenne and V. Volterra, Surf. Sci. Rev., 4, 1015 (1997).

Intercalation of Inorganic Fullerene-Like MS2 (M=W,Mo) Yields Photosensitive Films and New Tips for Probe Microscopy M. Homyonfer, B. Alperson, Yu. Rosenberg, L. Sapir, S.R. Cohen, G. Hodes, and R. Tenne, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 119, 2693 (1997).

TEM study of chirality in MoS2 nanotubes L. Margulis, P. Dluzewski, Y. Feldman, and R. Tenne, J. Microscopy, 181, 68 (1996).

Bulk Synthesis of Inorganic Fullerene-like MS2 (M=Mo, W) from the Respective Trioxides and the Reaction Mechanism Y. Feldman, G.L. Frey, M. Homyonfer, V. Lyakhovitskaya, L. Margulis, H. Cohen, G. Hodes, J.L. Hutchison, and R. Tenne, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 118, 5362 (1996).

Nucleation of WS2 Fullerenes at Room Temperature L. Margulis, S. Iijima and R. Tenne, Microscopy, Microanalysis, Microstructures, 7, 87 (1996).

Scanning Tunneling Microscope Induced Crystallization of Fullerene-like MoS2 M. Homyonfer, Y. Mastai, M. Hershfinkel, V. Volterra, J.L. Hutchison, and R. Tenne, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 118, 7804 (1996).

High Rate, Gas Phase Growth of MoS2 Nested Inorganic Fullerenes and Nanotubes Y. Feldman, E. Wasserman, D.J. Srolovitz, and R. Tenne, Science, 267, 222 (1995).

Relaxed Curvature Elasticity and Morphology of Nested Fullerenes D.J. Srolovitz, S.A. Safran, M. Homyonfer, and R. Tenne, Phys. Rev. Lett., 74, 1778 (1995).

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“NIS” Completes A Successful 8 Months Field Trial Of Its NanoLub® Diesel Engine Power Generation Oil Additive At A Power Plant In Ecuador.


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A 7.5 Times Decrease In Teeth Wear of Swinging Worm Gear Mechanism With NanoLub® Grease Additive.


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NIS will join forces with NanoMaterials to attend the “Society Of Tribologists And Lubrication Engineers” (STLE) Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Florida, held between May 18th-21st, showcasing NanoLub® EP AW/AF lubricant additive product line at booth #124.

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NanoLub® Tests Demonstrate Increase In Bearing Durability, Service Life And Dynamic Load.


Tests conducted by “ZVL SLOVAKIA, a.s.”, a well-known European bearing manufacturer, show dramatic improvement in bearing durability, service life and dynamic load when treated with NanoMaterials’ NanoLub® oil and grease surface reconditioning additives.

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Our Nanotechnology Discussed In “The Guaridan” Science Section:


An article published in “The Guardian” website science section, discusses NIS’s subsidiary, NanoMaterials Ltd., tungsten disulfide (WS2) engine oil additive.

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NIS To Present a Paper About Its Technology at the ELGI General Meeting in Croatia.


NIS and NanoMaterials teams will join forces to attend the 26th European Lubricant Grease Institute (ELGI) Annual General Meeting held in Dubrovnik Croatia on 26th – 29th April 2014. NIS’s head of technology Dr. George Diloyan will present a research paper, while NanoMaterials management team will meet with existing and potential clients and distributors.

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“Physics Today” Notes NanoLub® As An Example!


An article published in “Physics Today” uses Nanolub® Engine Oil Additive as an example of one of only 10% of entries in the Nanotechnology Consumer Products Inventory (CPI), which provide satisfactory scientific evidence for its products. According to the review conducted by the CPI, all 4 of the NanoLub® products have been awarded with the highest Category 1 “Extensively Verified Claims” category tag, received by only 3 other products on the listing.

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The GH-X EP Grease Additives 2013 Test Results Compilation Published.


“Nanotech Industrial Solutions” and “NanoMaterials Ltd.” have published the “2013 Test Compilation Report” for one of its leading products, the GH-X Extreme Pressure (EP) Anti-Wear (AW) / Anti-Friction (AF) Paste Additive for Greases. These results position GH-X as one of the world’s top Grease additive for Extreme Pressure conditions.

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NanoMaterials Presents In Two Major Conferences In India, The NLGI And The ASIATRIB.


After the successful presentation of its NanoLub® oil and grease EP AW/AF additives at Automechanika Shanghai in December, NanoMaterials, the subsidiary of NIS, will continue its marketing efforts in Asia by presenting in two major conferences in India, where it already has a well established customer base. The NLGI held in Chandigarh on Feb 2-4 2014 and the ASIATRIB-2014 held in Agra on Feb. 17-20, 2014.

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Increased Sales of The NanoLub® Lubricant Additive Product Range Reported By Distributors.


“NanoMaterials” Sales and Marketing team reports significant growth in the revenues of its distributors in 2013. This can be attributed to several factors: a dual marketing policy of investing in its own proprietary Nanolub® brand, while allowing chosen distributors to market its products under private labels, and NanoMaterials efforts to provide extensive technical and marketing support to its distributors.

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NanoMaterials To Exhibit Its Innovative Product Range At The Automechanika Shanghai Trade Fare.


NanoMaterials, NIS’s subsidiary, will attend the “Automechanika Shanghai”, an international trade fair held in Shanghai New International Expo Center between Dec 10-13. Together with “Oneline Technologies Pte Ltd.”, its Singapore based distributor, it will host a booth and promote its NanoLub® RC-X Extreme Performance Anti-wear (AW) / Anti-Friction (AF) lubricant range of oil additives, which are tailor made for different types of engines.

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NanoMaterials Appoints new CEO, Daniel Sclar


Daniel Sclar is the new CEO at NanoMaterials Ltd., a leading producer of anti-friction/ anti-wear nanoadditives and coatings. Daniel started his new role at the beginning of August, 2013.

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Nanotech Industrial Solutions, Inc. Completes Acquisition of NanoMaterials Ltd.


Nanotech Industrial Solutions, Inc. (NIS) a USA corporation has acquired NanoMaterials Ltd., as of August 6th, 2013.

NIS and NanoMaterials announce the completed agreement for NIS to acquire NanoMaterials, a leader in nanotechnology lubricants. NIS and NanoMaterials will combine their innovative technologies, research teams and personnel to provide market leading technology in the nano lubricant additive field.

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