Nanoparticle-Based Lubrication Systems
Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering Program, Texas A&M University, 230 Jack E. Brown Engineering Building, 3122 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-3122, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mustafa Akbulut
Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Program
Texas A&M University, 230 Jack E. Brown Engineering Building
3122 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-3122, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: December 19, 2011; Accepted Date: December 21, 2011; Published Date: December 23, 2011
Citation: Akbulut M (2012) Nanoparticle-Based Lubrication Systems. J Powder Metall Min 1:e101. doi: 10.4172/2168-9806.1000e101
Copyright: © 2012 Akbulut M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
With the advent of nanotechnology, research into lubricants and lubricant additives has experienced a paradigm shift. Instead of traditional materials, new nanomaterials and nanoparticles have been recently under investigation as lubricants or lubricant additives because of their unusual properties. Now, there are numerous different types of nanomaterials with potentially interesting friction and wear properties described the literature. With increasing amount of possibilities, the key question is: what types of nanoparticles act as better lubricants and why? This article will discuss relevant issues to this topic.