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Lubricants 2015, 3(4), 650-663;

Ionic Nanofluids in Tribology

Grupo de Ciencia de Materiales e Ingeniería Metalúrgica, Departamento de Ingeniería de Materiales y Fabricación, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Campus de la Muralla del Mar. C/Doctor Fleming s/n., 30202 Cartagena, Spain
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Academic Editors: Antolin Hernández Battez and Rubén González Rodríguez
Received: 15 September 2015 / Revised: 22 October 2015 / Accepted: 22 October 2015 / Published: 27 November 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanoparticles and Ionic Liquids in Lubrication)
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This overview covers the most recent developments in the field of ionic nanofluid lubricants, defined as dispersions of nanoparticles with ionic liquids through the activation of nanophases. The nanophases range from metal nanoparticles and ceramic inorganic nanoparticles, to different carbon nanophases. The combinations with room-temperature ionic liquids can be in the form of mixtures, dispersions, surface-modified nanophases, or chemically-functionalized nanophases. The new ionic nanofluids can be used as base lubricants, as lubricant additives, or as anti-friction and wear-reducing additives in new nanocomposite materials. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanoprticles; carbon nanotubes; grapheme; ionic liquids; friction; lubrication; wear; surfaces; interphases nanoprticles; carbon nanotubes; grapheme; ionic liquids; friction; lubrication; wear; surfaces; interphases

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Saurín, N.; Espinosa, T.; Sanes, J.; Carrión, F.-J.; Bermúdez, M.-D. Ionic Nanofluids in Tribology. Lubricants 2015, 3, 650-663.

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