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Dispersion stability and lubrication mechanism of nanolubricants: A review

Azman, N. F. and Samion, S. (2019) Dispersion stability and lubrication mechanism of nanolubricants: A review. International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing - Green Technology, 6 (2). pp. 393-414. ISSN 2288-6206

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40684-019-00080-x


The advent of nanotechnology has resulted in a significant number of experimental studies over the past decades into the use of nanoparticles as lubricant additives (also known as nanolubricants). Nanolubricants offer a solution to the environmental problems associated with traditional lubricant additives that contain sulphur, chlorine and phosphorus. Despite their excellent tribological performance, the poor long-term stability of nanolubricants limits their use in real applications. We herein present a review of recent efforts and progress in the preparation of stable nanolubricants, including the evaluation of nanolubricants dispersion stability, factors that affect dispersion stability, and techniques to enhance stability of nanolubricants. This paper also discusses the effects of dispersion stability of nanolubricants on the tribological performance and lubrication mechanisms involved in the enhancement of tribological performance. Finally, research challenges and possible solutions to this problem are discusses.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Dispersion stability, Nanolubricants
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:87392
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:08 Nov 2020 11:55
Last Modified:08 Nov 2020 11:55

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