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Inorganic fullerene-like materials for increased operational life in rolling/sliding applications

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Adrian OilaORCiD, Lisa Sanderson, Professor Steve BullORCiD


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The effect of inorganic fullerene-like materials (IFLM) in lubricants on the contact fatigue and wear performance of tribological contacts subjected to rolling/sliding motion was studied. The lubricants tested were two gear oils 85W140 and FRL46 without IFLM and mixed with 5 and 3%IF-WS2, respectively. A very good performance was achieved with the lubricant 85W140 containing IFLM attributed to the tribofilm observed on the running surface. The influence of this tribofilm continued even after changing the lubricant to one without nanoparticles. The results showed a great potential for using inorganic fullerene-like nanoparticles as additives in oils in application where gears are prone to micropitting damage, such as wind turbines.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Oila A, Sanderson L, Bull S, Fleischer N

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Tribology - Materials, Surfaces and Interfaces

Year: 2010

Volume: 4

Issue: 4

Pages: 163-166

Print publication date: 01/12/2010

ISSN (print): 1751-5831

ISSN (electronic): 1751-584X

Publisher: Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining


DOI: 10.1179/175158310X520444


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