Tribological Properties of the Lubricant Containing Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles as an Additive
AbstractTo improve the oil-solubility of nanoparticles, a new technology was used to prepare a kind of lubricant containing titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles. The microstructures of the prepared nanoparticles were characterized via transmission electron microscope (TEM) and infrared spectroscopy (IR). Tribological properties of TiO2 nanoparticles used as an additive in base oil were evaluated using four-ball tribometer and ball-on-disk tribometer. In addition, the worn surface of the steel ball was investigated via polarized microscopy (PM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The TiO2 nanoparticles can be completely well-dispersed in the base oil under a new process (NP), which has no significantly negative effect on the anti-oxidation property. The results of the tribological tests show that TiO2 nanoparticles under the NP show a better anti-wear property and friction-reducing property in base oil compared to TiO2 nanoparticles under the tradition process (TP). The main aim of this paper lies in solving with the oil-solubility problem through the combination effect of surface modification and special blend process of lubricating oil. This method was first used to prepare lubricant containing TiO2 nanoparticles and then used as additives in engine oil, gear oil, and other industrial lubricants. At the same time, tribological properties of TiO2 nanoparticles in base oil as a lubricating additive were also studied. View Full-Text
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Ilie, F.; Covaliu, C. Tribological Properties of the Lubricant Containing Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles as an Additive. Lubricants 2016, 4, 12.
Ilie F, Covaliu C. Tribological Properties of the Lubricant Containing Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles as an Additive. Lubricants. 2016; 4(2):12.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ilie, Filip; Covaliu, Cristina. 2016. "Tribological Properties of the Lubricant Containing Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles as an Additive." Lubricants 4, no. 2: 12.
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