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

Nanomaterials in Lubricants: An Industrial Perspective on Current Research

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Applied Nano Surfaces, Knivstagatan 12, Uppsala 75323, Sweden
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Department of Commodity Science and Technology, Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics, Kioto Street 19, Kyiv 02156, Ukraine
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Received: 17 September 2013 / Revised: 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. View Full-Text
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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Zhmud, B.; Pasalskiy, B. Nanomaterials in Lubricants: An Industrial Perspective on Current Research. Lubricants 2013, 1, 95-101.

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