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A study of the tribological behavior of carbon-nanotube-reinforced ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene composites

Authors Wei, Zheng
Zhao, Yapu
Ruan, Shilun
Gao, Ping View this author's profile
Yu, Tongxi View this author's profile
Issue Date 2006
Source Surface and interface analysis , v. 38, (4), 2006, APR, p. 883-886
Summary The tribological properties of the high-strength and high-modulus ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) film and the UHMWPE composites reinforced by multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT/UHMWPE) were investigated using a nanoindenter and atomic force microscope (AFM). The MWCNT/UHMWPE composites films exhibited not only high wear resistance but also a low friction coefficient compared to the pure UHMWPE films. We attribute the high wear resistance to the formation of the new microstructure in the composites due to the addition of MWCNTs. Copyright (C) 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISSN 0142-2421
Language English
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