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In-situ studies of the competitive adsorption of lubricant additives

Dienwiebel, Martin; Honselmann, Jennifer; Wilke, Patrick; Rühle, Thomas

Abstract (englisch):
Since the initial studies by Spikes in the 80s, adsorption mechanisms of lubricant oil additives gained significant attention, as can be seen by a total of approximately 20 publications in 2018 (see e.g. [1,2]). The presented theories are mostly based on ex- and post-mortem studies or simulations. Here, we present in-situ adsorption studies, using a quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation QCM-D (e.g. [1,2]).

The QCM-D is a nanogram-sensitive technique to study adsorbed amounts (from frequency information) and viscoelastic properties (from dissipation) of the adsorbed molecules. Fig. 1 shows an exemplary frequency and dissipation shift during adsorption of a friction modifier from mineral base oil. The frequency decreases after the media change from base oil to base oil + additive, which indicates a mass increase (adsorption). The dissipation increases after the medium change, so the adsorbed additive film shows an increased viscoelasticity compared to the pure base oil. Interestingly, by changing the medium back to pure base oil the frequency decreases and the dissipation slightly increases again. To understand this phenomenon an additional method is needed. ... mehr



Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Materialien - Computational Materials Science (IAM-CMS)
Publikationstyp Vortrag
Jahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000098524
Veranstaltung 8th Tribochemistry (2019), Hakodate, Japan, 12.09.2019 – 14.09.2019
Schlagworte Tribology Lubricants Additives
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