Effects of solvents in improving boundary lubrication of steel by silicones

S. F. Murray, Robert L. Johnson
Sep 1952

Because, of the known synthetic fluids, silicones best satisfy the viscometric requirements for lubricants for turbine engines, a study was conducted to establish the effect of solvents on boundary lubrication by silicones. Boundary-lubrication data were obtained which are considered substantiating evidence for a hypothesis that, in solutions of solvents blended with silicones, the silicones form a closely packed and oriented adsorbed film on ferrous surfaces.

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