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


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.


Muscovite CeO2 Lubricant additive Tribological properties 



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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