Nanomaterials in lubricants


  • Boris ZHMUD Applied Nano Surfaces AB, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Bogdan PASALSKIY Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics
  • Nadiia СHYKUN Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics


nanomaterials, lubricants, fullerenes, nanodiamonds, fumed silica, clays, ultradispersed boric acid, ultradispersed PTFE


The present communication overviews the use of various classes of nanomaterials in lubricant formulations. The following classes of nanomaterials are considered: fullerenes, nanodiamonds, fumed silica, clays, ultradispersed boric acid and PTFE. Current advances in using nanomaterials in engine oils, industrial lubricants and greases are discussed. Results of numerous studies combined with formulation experience of the authors conclusively suggest that nanomaterials, indeed, have potential for enhancing certain lubricant properties, yet there is a long way to go before balanced formulations are developed.

Author Biographies

Boris ZHMUD, Applied Nano Surfaces AB, Uppsala, Sweden

Ph. D., Assoc. Prof., Chief Technology Officer

Bogdan PASALSKIY, Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics

candidate of chemical sciences, associate professor

Nadiia СHYKUN, Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics

senior lecturer


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How to Cite

ZHMUD, B., PASALSKIY, B., & СHYKUN N. (2013). Nanomaterials in lubricants. NTERNATIONAL CIENTIFIC-RACTICAL OURNAL OMMODITIES ND ARKETS, 15(1), 131–137. etrieved from