Chapter 6. Boron-Based Solid Nanolubricants and Lubrication Additives

  1. Jean Michel Martin1 and
  2. Nobuo Ohmae2
  1. Ali Erdemir

Published Online: 22 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987711.ch6



How to Cite

Erdemir, A. (2008) Boron-Based Solid Nanolubricants and Lubrication Additives, in Nanolubricants (eds J. M. Martin and N. Ohmae), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987711.ch6

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



  • boron-based nanolubrication additives;
  • transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) studies;
  • boron-based solid nanolubricant and lubrication additive;
  • orthorhombic metaboric acid (HBO2);
  • boric acid/boron oxide phase diagram;
  • boric acid solid nano-particles and lubricating mechanism;
  • Time-of-flight secondary-ion mass spectrometry (TOF-SIMS);
  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS);
  • hybrid lubrication strategy and tribological application


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Brief Overview of Boron and Its Self-Lubricating Compounds

  • Lubrication by Colloidal Boric Acid Nanoparticles and Other Boron Compounds

  • Lubrication Mechanism of Nano-Boric Acid Colloids in Oils

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgement

  • References