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A review of friction performance of lubricants with nano additives.

Waqas, M., Zahid, R., Bhutta, M.U., Khan, Z. A. and Saeed, A., 2021. A review of friction performance of lubricants with nano additives. Materials, 14 (21), 6310.

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DOI: 10.3390/ma14216310


: It has been established in literature that nanoparticle’s addition in lubricants at optimum con-centration results in lower coefficient of friction as compared to lubricants with no nanoparticle additive. This review paper shows a comparison of different lubricants based on COF (Coefficient of Friction) with nano additives. The effect of nanoparticle addition on friction coefficient is an-alyzed for both synthetic and biolubricants separately. The limitations associated with the use of nanoparticles are explained. The mechanisms responsible for the friction reduction, when nano-particles are used as additive are also discussed. Various nanoparticles that are most widely used in recent years and have shown good performance with lubricants include CuO (Copper Oxide), MoS2 (Molybdenum disulfide) and TiO2 (Titanium Dioxide). The paper also indicates some research gaps which need to be addressed.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:This article belongs to the Special Issue Friction, Wear and Lubrication of Micro-Patterned Thin Films
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nanoparticles; Friction; Wear; Tribology; Biolubricants; Synthetic oils, Lubrication Mechanisms; Agglomeration
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:36128
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:20 Oct 2021 15:44
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:29


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