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Friction Behavior of Silver Perrhenate in Oil as Lubricating Additive for Use at Elevated Temperatures

School of Mechanical Engineering, Shenyang Jianzhu University, No.9 Hunnan East Road, Hunnan District, Shenyang 110168, China
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Materials 2019, 12(13), 2199;
Received: 16 June 2019 / Revised: 30 June 2019 / Accepted: 4 July 2019 / Published: 8 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Tribology: Friction and Wear of Engineering Materials)
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In this study, we use an aqueous solution synthesis method to prepare silver perrhenate powders and suspend them into a poly alpha olefin (PAO) base oil with polyoxyethylene octylphenyl ether. Four ball tests and ball-on-disk reciprocating mode are performed to determine how silver perrhenate performs tribologically as a lubricating additive over a wide range of temperatures. The physical and chemical properties, as well as the lubricating mechanisms of the silver perrhenate additive, are characterized via X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscope, Fourier transformation infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectrum, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The four-ball test results demonstrate that the oil added with silver perrhenate additive is more effective than the base oil in reducing friction and improving wear resistance, and provides the best lubricating performance when at a concentration of 0.5 wt%. The reciprocating mode findings indicate that the hybrid lubricant exhibits distinctively better tribological properties than the base oil at high temperatures, and its low shear strength and chemical inertness allow for low friction at elevated temperatures. The resulting silver perrhenate layer that incorporates native superalloy oxides on the worn surface can provide lubrication by serving as a barrier that prevents direct contact between the rubbing surfaces at elevated temperatures. View Full-Text
Keywords: silver perrhenate; additive; lubrication; elevated temperatures silver perrhenate; additive; lubrication; elevated temperatures

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Wang, J.; Li, T.; Yan, T.; Wei, X.; Qu, X.; Yuan, S. Friction Behavior of Silver Perrhenate in Oil as Lubricating Additive for Use at Elevated Temperatures. Materials 2019, 12, 2199.

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