Evaluation of the tribological behavior of nano-onions in Krytox 143AB

K. W. Street, M. Marchetti, R. L. Vander Wal, A. J. Tomasek

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Nanoparticles have been widely developed over the past ten years and have found several applications. This work presents the use of carbon nano-onions, i.e., nanoparticles, as a potential additive in an oil for aerospace application. The lifetimes were tested in ambient air and ultrahigh vacuum. Tribochemical products were characterized by micro Raman and FT-IR spectroscopies. It was shown that these particles can provide adequate lubrication very similar to graphitic material only when run in air. 04 Plenum Publishing Corporation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-149
Number of pages7
JournalTribology Letters
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Feb 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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