Special Issue "Nanoparticles and Ionic Liquids in Lubrication"
A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2016).
Prof. Dr. Antolin Hernández Battez
Dr. Rubén González
Department of Marine Science and Technology, University of Oviedo, 33203 Gijon, Asturias, Spain
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Interests: thermal spray; laser cladding; DLC and PVD coatings; green tribology; energy efficiency; biodegradability and bacterial toxicity of lubricants; tribological properties of ionic liquids as lubricant additives and as neat lubricants; nanoparticles as lubricant additives; wear mechanisms; real-time lubricant condition monitoring
The great influence of friction, lubrication, and wear on the efficiency and lifetime of machinery has been recognized since the mid-1960s. Multiple strategies can be adopted for energy and material conservation through tribology. From the lubrication point of view, the development of novel and better base oils and additives is one of the approaches chosen in the field of lubricant oils and greases. Also, the use of coatings as solid lubricants and the development of new materials have been also addressed.
Since 2001, the idea of using ionic liquids in lubrication, as neat lubricants and as additives, is a growing research line. On the other hand, the use of nanoparticles as lubricant additives and as fillers in nanocomposites for improving anti-friction and anti-wear properties, continues to be a hot research topic.
This Special Issue will show current advances and future trends about the use of nanoparticles and ionic liquids in the lubrication field. Contributions are welcome, from both academic researchers working in the field of tribology and lubrication science and from their industrial peers dealing with lubricant formulation, coating design, and nanocomposite manufacturing. We would like to promote an exciting information exchange whereby academic researchers present new ideas to industrial researchers and the current challenges faced by the industrial researchers are presented to their partners in the academy.
Prof. Dr. Antolin Hernández Battez
Prof. Dr. Rubén González Rodríguez
Manuscript Submission Information
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- ionic liquids
- lubricant additives
- solid lubricants
- friction modifiers