Special Issue "Bio and Bio-Inspired Lubricants"

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A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Hong Liang (Website)

Materials Science & Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3123, USA
Fax: +1 979 845 3081
Interests: surface properties-behavior relations; (nano) tribology; tribochemistry; bio-nanointerface; biomaterials; nanomanufacturing; CMP

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Discovery, design, and development of new lubricants must meet requirements of nature and engineering applications. Today’s lubricants aim to be more efficient, environmentally friendly, and possibility multi-purpose, such as protection and cleaning. In this Special Issue of Lubricants, we discuss state-of-the-art lubricants that are from nature, or inspired by nature, including biological systems. Reviews and recent developments are encouraged to be submitted. The goal is to give us an overview of where we are and help us to develop new understanding as well as new lubricants.

Prof. Dr. Hong Liang
Guest Editor

Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Lubricants is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.

Keywords

  • bio-based lubricants
  • bio-inspired lubricants
  • natural lubricants
  • food grade grease
  • biodegradable lubricants
  • eco-friendly extreme pressure greases
  • vegetable oils
  • animal fat as lubricants

Published Papers (3 papers)

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Open AccessArticle Influence of Temperature on the Frictional Properties of Water-Lubricated Surfaces
Lubricants 2014, 2(4), 177-192; doi:10.3390/lubricants2040177
Received: 10 July 2014 / Revised: 12 August 2014 / Accepted: 10 September 2014 / Published: 15 October 2014
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The influence of temperature on the lubricating properties of neat water for tribopairs with varying bulk elasticity moduli and surface hydrophilicity, namely hard-hydrophobic interface (h-HB), hard-hydrophilic interface (h-HL), soft-hydrophobic interface (s-HB [...] Read more.
The influence of temperature on the lubricating properties of neat water for tribopairs with varying bulk elasticity moduli and surface hydrophilicity, namely hard-hydrophobic interface (h-HB), hard-hydrophilic interface (h-HL), soft-hydrophobic interface (s-HB), and soft-hydrophilic interface (s-HL), has been investigated. With increasing temperature, the coefficients of friction generally increased due to the decreasing viscosity of water. This change was more clearly manifested from soft interfaces for more feasible formation of lubricating films. Nevertheless, dominant lubrication mechanism appears to be boundary and mixed lubrication even for soft interfaces at all speeds (up to 1200 mm/s) and temperatures (1 to 90 °C) investigated. The results from this study are expected to provide a reference to explore the temperature-dependent tribological behavior of more complex aqueous lubricants, e.g., those involving various additives, for a variety of tribosystems. Full article
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Open AccessArticle Growth Control of Microbial in Miscible Cutting Fluids Using Ultraviolet Radiation
Lubricants 2014, 2(3), 124-136; doi:10.3390/lubricants2030124
Received: 6 May 2014 / Revised: 4 June 2014 / Accepted: 9 June 2014 / Published: 2 September 2014
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Considering the issues involved in industrial cutting and machining systems, and, in particular, the problems arising from the use of cutting fluids in these systems, this study presents the results of an analysis that points to a safe and efficient way to [...] Read more.
Considering the issues involved in industrial cutting and machining systems, and, in particular, the problems arising from the use of cutting fluids in these systems, this study presents the results of an analysis that points to a safe and efficient way to reduce contaminated microbial cutting fluids using ultraviolet radiation. The study proposes a transmitter system of simple ultraviolet radiation, safe and easy to obtain. The results of this study showed that the action of ultraviolet radiation on microorganisms in metalworking fluids is very effective and leads to a significant reduction of the load of microorganisms. In addition, no changes were observed during the experimental period that would lead to impairments in the performance of the activities of the cutting fluid used. Given the results, we can conclude that the use of ultraviolet radiation in the prevention and control of contamination is an important contribution to the durability of cutting fluids in machining and grinding operations. Full article
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Open AccessReview The Preparation of Graphene Oxide and Its Derivatives and Their Application in Bio-Tribological Systems
Lubricants 2014, 2(3), 137-161; doi:10.3390/lubricants2030137
Received: 20 June 2014 / Revised: 15 August 2014 / Accepted: 22 August 2014 / Published: 24 September 2014
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Graphene oxide (GO) can be readily modified for particular applications due to the existence of abundant oxygen-containing functional groups. Graphene oxide-based materials (GOBMs), which are biocompatible and hydrophilic, have wide potential applications in biomedical engineering and biotechnology. In this review, the preparation [...] Read more.
Graphene oxide (GO) can be readily modified for particular applications due to the existence of abundant oxygen-containing functional groups. Graphene oxide-based materials (GOBMs), which are biocompatible and hydrophilic, have wide potential applications in biomedical engineering and biotechnology. In this review, the preparation and characterization of GO and its derivatives are discussed at first. Subsequently, the biocompatibility and tribological behavior of GOBMs are reviewed. Finally, the applications of GOBMs as lubricants in bio-tribological systems are discussed in detail. Full article
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