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Properties of lubricating oil boundary layers and their effect on wear

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Certain laws of the formation of boundary layers by lubricating oils and other adsorption-active liquids on metal surfaces were analyzed. The effect of such liquids on the kinetics of metal surface-layer softening was demonstrated. The influence of these factors on wear was studied and certain specific features of the physicochemical mechanism of the antiwear action of oils were noted.

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Translated from Fiziko-Khimicheskaya Mekhanika Materialov, Vol. 5. No. 5, pp. 552–558, September–October, 1969.

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Fuks, G.I. Properties of lubricating oil boundary layers and their effect on wear. Mater Sci 5, 444–450 (1972). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00723980

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  • Boundary Layer
  • Metal Surface
  • Physicochemical Mechanism
  • Antiwear Action