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Title: Materials as additives for advanced lubrication

Abstract

This invention relates to carbon-based materials as anti-friction and anti-wear additives for advanced lubrication purposes. The materials comprise carbon nanotubes suspended in a liquid hydrocarbon carrier. Optionally, the compositions further comprise a surfactant (e.g., to aid in dispersion of the carbon particles). Specifically, the novel lubricants have the ability to significantly lower friction and wear, which translates into improved fuel economies and longer durability of mechanical devices and engines.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1324698
Patent Number(s):
9,441,178
Application Number:
14/223,502
Assignee:
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL) ANL
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Mar 24
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Pol, Vilas G., Thackeray, Michael M., Mistry, Kuldeep, and Erdemir, Ali. Materials as additives for advanced lubrication. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Pol, Vilas G., Thackeray, Michael M., Mistry, Kuldeep, & Erdemir, Ali. Materials as additives for advanced lubrication. United States.
Pol, Vilas G., Thackeray, Michael M., Mistry, Kuldeep, and Erdemir, Ali. Tue . "Materials as additives for advanced lubrication". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1324698.
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year = {Tue Sep 13 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
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