Chapter 5. Nanolubricants Made of Metals

  1. Jean Michel Martin1 and
  2. Nobuo Ohmae2
  1. Weimin Liu and
  2. Xiaobo Wang

Published Online: 22 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987711.ch5



How to Cite

Liu, W. and Wang, X. (2008) Nanolubricants Made of Metals, in Nanolubricants (eds J. M. Martin and N. Ohmae), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987711.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 1

    École Centrale de Lyon, France

  2. 2

    Kobe University, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 18 APR 2008

Book Series:

  1. Tribology Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. M. J. Neale,
  2. M. Priest and
  3. G. Stachowiak

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470065525

Online ISBN: 9780470987711



  • metal nanoparticles;
  • coinage metal nanoparticle nanolubricant;
  • Bi nanoparticle TEM image and XRD pattern;
  • Pb-PEG nanoparticles and friction-reducing additive;
  • tribo-pairs and ‘microrolling bearing’;
  • zinc dialkyl (or diaryl) dithiophosphate (ZDDP);
  • tricresyl phosphate (TCP) and sulfurised isobutylene (SIB);
  • low melting point metal alloy nanoparticle nanolubricant


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Nanolubricants Made of Coinage Metal Nanoparticles

  • Nanolubricants Made of Low Melting Point Metal Nanoparticles

  • Nanolubricants Made of Low Melting Point Metal Alloy Nanoparticles

  • Mechanism of Metal Nanoparticles Used as Oil Additives

  • Perspective

  • References