alpha-Zirconium phosphate nanoplatelets as lubricant additives Academic Article uri icon


  • Two dimensional (2D) nanostructured -zirconium phosphate (ZrP) was studied for its effects on lubrication. Tribological characterization revealed that these nanoplatelets were effective as lubricant additives in both non-aqueous and aqueous media. Friction was reduced as much as by 65% and 91%, respectively in mineral oil and water when they were added. Two mechanisms of friction were proposed: viscosity modification and intermolecular interaction. This research has uncovered a novel approach for minimizing energy loss by friction reduction and should benefit many sectors such as manufacturing and consumer automobiles. Additionally, a clear understanding of properties-performance relationship of 2D nanoparticles would enable innovative design of novel materials for a variety of end uses. 2014 Elsevier B.V.

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altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • He, X., Xiao, H., Choi, H., Diaz, A., Mosby, B., Clearfield, A., & Liang, H.

citation count

  • 79

complete list of authors

  • He, Xingliang||Xiao, Huaping||Choi, Hyunho||Díaz, Agustín||Mosby, Brian||Clearfield, Abraham||Liang, Hong

publication date

  • June 2014