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Lubricants 2013, 1(4), 95-101; doi:10.3390/lubricants1040095
Technical Note

Nanomaterials in Lubricants: An Industrial Perspective on Current Research

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Received: 17 September 2013; in revised form: 28 October 2013 / Accepted: 14 November 2013 / Published: 20 November 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Additives for Lubricants)
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Abstract: This paper presents an overview on the use of various classes of nanomaterials in lubricant formulations. The following classes of nanomaterials are considered: fullerenes, nanodiamonds, ultradispersed boric acid and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Current advances in using nanomaterials in engine oils, industrial lubricants and greases are discussed. Results of numerous studies combined with formulation experience of the authors strongly suggest that nanomaterials do indeed have potential for enhancing certain lubricant properties, yet there is a long way to go before balanced formulations are developed.
Keywords: nanomaterials; nanoadditives; nanolubricants; fullerenes; inorganic fullerene-like materials; nanodiamonds; ultradispersed boric acid; PTFE nanomaterials; nanoadditives; nanolubricants; fullerenes; inorganic fullerene-like materials; nanodiamonds; ultradispersed boric acid; PTFE
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MDPI and ACS Style

Zhmud, B.; Pasalskiy, B. Nanomaterials in Lubricants: An Industrial Perspective on Current Research. Lubricants 2013, 1, 95-101.

AMA Style

Zhmud B, Pasalskiy B. Nanomaterials in Lubricants: An Industrial Perspective on Current Research. Lubricants. 2013; 1(4):95-101.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Zhmud, Boris; Pasalskiy, Bogdan. 2013. "Nanomaterials in Lubricants: An Industrial Perspective on Current Research." Lubricants 1, no. 4: 95-101.

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