Practical Application of Liquid-Crystal Nanomaterial in Engineering and Medicine

  • Sergey F. ErmakovEmail author
  • Nikolai K. Myshkin
Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 267)


Increasing operating life of current equipment, reducing its energy capacity, as well as the intensification of technological processes in mechanical engineering is closely related to the time-effective development of new lubricants. Analysis of domestic and foreign experience shows that improving lubricant materials by means of introduction of LC-additives providing the ordered state of the lubricant layers in a friction zone is a promising approach for a number of these tasks. The above-mentioned results of theoretical and experimental laboratory studies of tribophysical properties of liquid-crystal nanomaterials generally bring hope that their high lubricating properties will present also in friction units of real machines and mechanisms both in the direct applicability and as additives for traditional lubricating and self-lubricating materials.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.V.A. Belyi Metal-Polymer Research InstituteNational Academy of Sciences of BelarusGomelBelarus

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