The Anti-Scuffing Ultra Low Friction Performance of Diamond Nano-Particles as an Oil Additive (Independent study as reported in WEAR Tribology Magazine)
Generally, the tribological regimes for sliding lubricated surfaces are broadly categorized into (i) solid/boundary lubrication, (ii) mixed lubrication, and (iii) fluid film lubrication (hydrodynamic or elastohydrodynamic lubrication). In many cases, most of the applied load is supported by hydrodynamic or elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL). However, an additional lubrication mechanism is required to reduce friction and wear and heat in contacts between large asperities from opposing surfaces. Even if the fraction of the load supported by non-hydrodynamic means is small, severe wear and perhaps seizure can occur if this additional component of lubrication is not available.
This study used diamond nano-particles as an additive in oil and investigated the tribological properties of the two-phase lubricant of engine oil and diamond nano-particles. Their results showed that a lubricant with diamond nano-particles possessed excellent load-carrying capacity, anti-wear, and friction-reduction properties. They found that diamond nano-particles dispersed in oil can penetrate into the rubbing surfaces. The ball bearing effect of diamond particles existed between the two rubbing surfaces. The particles became polished and inlaid into the rubbing surfaces, forming a boundary lubrication film that prevented the rubbing faces from coming into direct contact. Surface hardness increased due to the bearing effect of these diamond nano-particles between the rubbing surfaces.
DNL Engine Treatment can be used with all oils, oil types, and viscosities. Our product is formulated for use in both gas and diesel engines. Whether you drive a small car, a semi or a truck this product is safe to use in various size engines. Also suitable for both race cars and daily drivers.
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Directions for use: Be sure to use during each oil change for optimal results