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Special Issue "Recent Research in Nanolubricants"
A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019).
University Lyon, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Laboratory of Tribology and System Dynamics, ENISE, ENTPE, CNRS UMR5513, 69134 Ecully, France
Interests: nanolubricants; nanoparticles; lubrication; additives; friction; wear; tribochemistry; nanotribology; in situ characterization techniques; in situ friction test; transmission electron microscopy; surface analysis
There has been a growing interest in nanoparticles for tribological applications over the past 20 years. Studies on this topic have shown the remarkable lubricating properties, viz., friction-reducing and anti-wear, of certain nanoparticles. This makes them potential candidates for replacing the lubrication additives currently used in automobile lubricants, especially since the latter are known to be pollutants and less efficient in some specific conditions. This has not gone unnoticed to professionals in the sector, including those commercializing these additives, the oil companies and the car industry, all of whom are following this burgeoning research area with a keen interest. All of them are faced with the problem of providing lubricants that meet the needs of the technological evolution of engines while respecting ever stricter environmental norms. Among the nanoparticles with proven tribological performance are carbon nanotubes, carbon onions, nanodiamonds, graphene, BN/ZrO2/TiO2 nanoparticles, the Inorganic Fullerene-like (IF) metal disulfides (IF-MoS2, IF-WS2) nanoparticle. All these nanoparticles have been the subject of detailed investigation these last past years and many key issues have been tackled, such as the conditions leading to these properties, the lubrication mechanisms coming into play, the influence of parameters such as size, structure, and morphology of the nanoparticles on their tribological properties/lubrication mechanisms, and the interactions between the particles and the lubricant co-additives. In order to answer such questions, state-of-the-art characterization techniques are required, often in situ, and sometimes extremely complex to set up. Some of these can even visualize the behaviour of a nanoparticle in real time during a tribological test. These years of research on this topic have given a good understanding of the way these nanoparticles behave, and we can now identify the key parameters to be adjusted when optimizing their lubrication properties.
This Special Issue is designed to showcase some of the most exciting recent findings and future trends in the field of the research in nanoparticles/nanolubricants. Contributions are welcome from researchers working in the field of tribology and lubrication science.
Prof. Dr. Fabrice Dassenoy
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Lubricant additives
- Boundary lubrication
- Friction modifiers
- Anti-wear additives
- In situ characterization