Particulate Science and Technology, Vol.37, No.8, 928-938, 2019
The extreme pressure and lubricating behaviors of potassium borate nanoparticles as additive in PAO
The potassium borate nanoparticles (nPB) as lubricant additive were prepared with an eco-friendly method. The tribological properties of nPB and ZDDP as lubricant additives in polyalphaolefin (PAO) were systematically evaluated using a four-ball tribometer and a SRV fretting friction and wear tester, which suggested that nPB exhibited excellent extreme pressure capacity, and better anti-wear and friction-reducing properties than ZDDP. Results of surface analyses show that the good lubricating properties and excellent load-carrying capacity of nPB in PAO are ascribed to the boundary protecting films, which were composed of some easy-shearing compounds: B2O3, FexBy and Fe2O3.