Review

Ionanocarbon lubricants. The combination of ionic liquids and carbon nanophases in tribology

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Lubricants
  • Volumen: 5
  • Número: 2
  • Fecha: 01 June 2017
  • ISSN: 20754442
  • Source Type: Journal
  • DOI: 10.3390/lubricants5020014
  • Document Type: Review
  • Publisher: MDPI AG Postfach Basel CH-4005
© 2017 by the authors. The present overview will focus on the tribological applications of what we have called ionanocarbon lubricants, that is, the combination of carbon nanophases (graphene, carbon nanotubes, nanodiamonds, carbon nanodots) and room-temperature ionic liquids in new dispersions, blends, or modified nanostructures and their use in tribology, lubrication, and surface engineering as friction-reducing, antiwear, and surface-protecting agents in thin films and composite materials. Further research lines and factors that limit the practical applications of the outstanding research results are also highlighted. The very recent results in these lines of research make this a necessary brief review.

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