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Short description Traditional lubricants contain additives containing sulphur and phosphorus, which contribute to environmental pollution and can also have harmful effects on human health. These additives usually need high temperatures to be effective and this tends to pose a severe problem especially when starting machinery when cold. Nanolubrication offers a solution to this problem. Nanolubricants describes a new concept of lubrication based on nanoparticles, detailing the many advantages and potential applications of nanotechnology in the tribological field. The book offers a full review of the state-of-the-art as well as much original research heretofore unavailable in book form.
From the contents Preface.
List of Acronyms.
1 Colloidal Lubrication (Jean Michel Martin and Nobuo Ohmae).
1.1 Stability of Colloids Dispersed in a Base Oil.
1.2 Lubrication by Micellar Systems.
1.3 Lubrication by Metallic Nanoparticles.
1.4 Colloids Embedded in a Coating.
2 Nanoparticles Made of Metal Dichalcogenides (Lucile Joly-Pottuz and Fabrice Dassenoy).
2.1 Tribological Properties of 2H-MoS2.
2.2 IF-MoS2 and IF-WS2 Fullerene-like Nanoparticles.
2.3 IF-MoS2 and IF-WS2 as Additives in Boundary Lubrication.
2.4 NT-MoS2 and NT-WS2 Nanotubes as Lubricant Additives.
2.5 Lubrication by a Mixture of Fullerenes.
2.6 Tribological Properties of Mo-S-I Nanowires.
2.7 Raman Tribometry on IF-MS2.
2.8 Lubrication Mechanism of IF-MS2: 'A Drug Delivery' Model.
2.9 Conclusion 88
3 Carbon-Based Nanolubricants (Lucile Joly-Pottuz and Nobuo Ohmae).
3.1 Graphite Onion Synthesis and Characterization.
3.2 Tribological Properties of Different Carbon Onions.
3.3 Possible Lubrication Mechanism of Carbon Onions.
3.4 Nanotube Synthesis and Characterization.
3.5 Friction-Reducing and Antiwear Properties of Different Nanotubes.
3.6 Possible Mechanism of Action of the Nanotubes.
4 Reverse Micelles and Encapsulated Nanoparticle Approaches (Jean Louis Mansot and Jean Michel Martin).
4.2 Overview of the Structures of Stoichiometric and Overbased Soap Additives.
4.3 Behaviour of the Micelles at the Solid-Liquid Interface.
4.4 Tribologic Properties of Colloidal Systems.
4.5 Conclusion and Perspectives.
5 Nanolubricants Made of Metals (Weimin Liu and Xiaobo Wang).
5.2 Nanolubricants Made of Coinage Metal Nanoparticles.
5.3 Nanolubricants Made of Low Melting Point Metal Nanoparticles.
5.4 Nanolubricants Made of Low Melting Point Metal Alloy Nanoparticles.
5.5 Mechanism of Metal Nanoparticles Used as Oil Additives.
6 Boron-Based Solid Nanolubricants and Lubrication Additives (Ali Erdemir).
6.2 Brief Overview of Boron and Its Self-Lubricating Compounds.
6.3 Lubrication by Colloidal Boric Acid Nanoparticles and Other Boron Compounds.
6.4 Lubrication Mechanism of Nano-Boric Acid Colloids in Oils.
Appendix Tribometers Used for the Studies of Chapters 2 and 3.