Lin Zhang

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peping, Beijing, China

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Publications (2)3.17 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Several imidazole phosphate ionic liquids with varying carbon chain length have been synthesized at room temperature. Corrosion characteristics and tribological properties of these synthesized ionic liquids were studied using four-ball friction and wear testing machine. Its lubrication mechanism was also investigated by means of electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The experimental results showed that no corrosion was generated when the imidazole phosphate ionic liquid was applied to steel-steel pair. Meanwhile, the imidazole phosphate showed excellent anti-wear and lubricating performances, its frictional performance was related to the polarity of ionic liquids. It is suggested that the ionic liquids react with friction surface to form a protective film of iron phosphate and result in reduction in friction and wear.
    Science in China Series E Technological Sciences 01/2009; 52(5):1191-1194. · 1.02 Impact Factor
  • Lin Zhang, Dapeng Feng, Bin Xu
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    ABSTRACT: Tribological properties of three novel phosphates-based ionic liquids (ILs), i.e., 1,3-diethyl imidazolium diethylphosphate, 1-ethyl-3-butyl imidazolium diethylphosphate, and 1-ethyl-3-octyl imidazolium diethylphosphate, were evaluated as lubricants for the steel–steel sliding pair by using an Optimol-SRV oscillating friction and wear tester. The chemical compositions of the boundary films generated on steel contact surfaces were analyzed with the use of a scanning electron microscope (SEM) with a Kevex energy dispersive X-ray analyzer attachment (EDS), and an X-ray photoelectron spectrometer (XPS). The results showed that these phosphate functional group-containing ionic liquids exhibit excellent tribological performance especially at a moderate temperature. The imidazole phosphate ionic liquid has no corrosion to steel. The mechanism for the friction-reduction and anti-wear effect of ionic liquids has also been proposed and discussed from the tribochemistry point of view.
    Tribology Letters 34(2):95-101. · 2.15 Impact Factor