Antiwear Effect of Fullerene C6 0 Additives to Lubricating Oils

Antiwear Effect of Fullerene C6 0 Additives to Lubricating Oils The protective film (≤1000 Å thick) formed on the copper foil surface upon friction of a steel roller lubricated with industrial oil containing 5% fullerene C6 0 was studied by optical and electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis, hardness measurements, and mass spectrometry. This protective film is probably a fullerene-polymer network formed by fullerene C6 0 and covalently bound fragments of hydrocarbon chains released in the course of mechanochemical degradation of the lubricating oil. The film exhibits elevated hardness and antiwear properties, and increases the load-carrying power of the tribotechnical unit. Chemical mechanisms of tribopolymerization were analyzed. Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry Springer Journals

Antiwear Effect of Fullerene C6 0 Additives to Lubricating Oils

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright © 2002 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Chemistry; Chemistry/Food Science, general
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