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Lubricants, Volume 1, Issue 1 (March 2013), Pages 1-21

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Editorial

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Open AccessEditorial Welcome to Lubricants, a New Open Access Journal for Interdisciplinary Research in the Field of Tribology
Lubricants 2013, 1(1), 1-2; doi:10.3390/lubricants1010001
Received: 29 June 2012 / Accepted: 29 June 2012 / Published: 2 July 2012
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Welcome to Lubricants, a new open access journal for researchers and practitioners working in the field of tribology. The journal will publish peer-reviewed research papers, reviews, letters and communications, as well as papers on research ideas and proposals. The concept of open
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Welcome to Lubricants, a new open access journal for researchers and practitioners working in the field of tribology. The journal will publish peer-reviewed research papers, reviews, letters and communications, as well as papers on research ideas and proposals. The concept of open access is exciting because it allows free access of all publications to anyone, resulting in the widest dissemination possible for the authors publishing in the journal. In addition, publication is rapid, and full use can be made of color figures which are published at no additional cost to the authors. The contents of the journal will nonetheless be archival and articles can therefore have a long-term impact. [...] Full article

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Open AccessReview A Review of Ionic Liquid Lubricants
Lubricants 2013, 1(1), 3-21; doi:10.3390/lubricants1010003
Received: 23 November 2012 / Revised: 4 January 2013 / Accepted: 14 January 2013 / Published: 21 January 2013
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Due to ever increasing demands on lubricants, such as increased service intervals, reduced volumes and reduced emissions, there is a need to develop new lubricants and improved wear additives. Ionic liquids (ILs) are room temperature molten salts that have recently been shown to
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Due to ever increasing demands on lubricants, such as increased service intervals, reduced volumes and reduced emissions, there is a need to develop new lubricants and improved wear additives. Ionic liquids (ILs) are room temperature molten salts that have recently been shown to offer many advantages in this area. The application of ILs as lubricants in a diverse range of systems has found that these materials can show remarkable protection against wear and significantly reduce friction in the neat state. Recently, some researchers have shown that a small family of ILs can also be incorporated into non-polar base oils, replacing traditional anti-wear additives, with excellent performance of the neat IL being maintained. ILs consist of large asymmetrical ions that may readily adsorb onto a metal surface and produce a thin, protective film under boundary lubrication conditions. Under extreme pressure conditions, certain IL compounds can also react to form a protective tribofilm, in particular when fluorine, phosphorus or boron atoms are present in the constituent ions. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Horizons in Ionic Liquid Tribology)
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