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Tribology Letters

, 62:29 | Cite as

Tribological Properties of Muscovite, CeO2 and Their Composite Particles as Lubricant Additives

  • Pengfei DuEmail author
  • Guoxu Chen
  • Shiyuan Song
  • Hanlin Chen
  • Jin Li
  • Yi Shao
Original Paper

Abstract

CeO2 nanoparticles and muscovite/CeO2 (abbreviate: MC-Ce) composite particles were prepared by mechanical solid-state-chemistry-reaction method followed by surface modification with oleic acid. The microstructure of the materials was characterized by XRD, SEM, EDS and FTIR. The tribological properties of muscovite, CeO2 and MC-Ce dispersed into lubricant grease were investigated, and the worn surface was analyzed by SEM, EDS and XPS. Results show that muscovite, CeO2 and MC-Ce all can improve the friction-reduction and antiwear properties of lubricant grease and MC-Ce composite particles present better tribological performance than single particles. The excellent tribological performance of MC-Ce can be attributed to the formation of a chemical reaction film mainly consisting Fe2O3 and SiO2 as well as the formation of an adsorption film of MC-Ce on the worn surfaces.

Keywords

Muscovite CeO2 Lubricant additive Tribological properties 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This research was supported by Postdoctoral Science Foundation of Chongqing (XM2013018) and Logistics Project Foundation of China (oil 20070209).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pengfei Du
    • 1
    Email author
  • Guoxu Chen
    • 1
  • Shiyuan Song
    • 1
  • Hanlin Chen
    • 1
  • Jin Li
    • 1
  • Yi Shao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Oil Application and Management EngineeringLogistical Engineering UniversityChongqingChina

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