Nanoparticles are a slick addition to engine oils

04/25/2014 | Guardian (London), The

Nanoparticles that serve as miniature ball bearings are now an ingredient in some engine oils. In addition to reducing friction and prolonging engine life, the nanomaterials also form a protective coating on moving parts and boost thermal conductivity to disperse heat buildup, reports Holly Cave.

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