Argonne scientists have spent decades seeking new ways to fight the negative consequences of friction and wear.
The laboratory’s award-winning coatings research encompasses surface engineered materials, lubricants, fuels, and fuel/lubricant additives for use in demanding environments. This work includes:
- Developing advanced lubricant additives and basefluids, lubricant-boosting materials and coatings
- Conducting mechanistic studies of tribofilm phenomena and mechanical properties
- Correlating lubricant performance and engine/vehicle fuel economy