Colloidal Polystyrene-Carbon Nanotubes as Water-Based Lubricant Additive

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A new type of water-based lubrication additive — colloidal polystyrene-carbon nanotubes (PSt-CNTs) has been prepared. Transmission electron microscope shows that the PSt-CNT colloids are tubes with tiny balls in nanometer scale. Four-ball test results indicate that both the load-carrying capacity and anti-wear of the colloidal PSt-CNTs are much superior to those colloidal PSt owing to the additive reinforced by CNTs. The optimum colloidal PSt-CNT content is 1.0 wt.%. The worn surfaces were analyzed using scanning electron microscope. Finally its lubrication mechanism was speculated preliminarily.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 228-229)

Edited by:

Quanjie Gao

Pages:

253-258

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.228-229.253

Citation:

X. F. Li et al., "Colloidal Polystyrene-Carbon Nanotubes as Water-Based Lubricant Additive", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 228-229, pp. 253-258, 2011

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April 2011

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