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Lubricants 2016, 4(2), 13; doi:10.3390/lubricants4020013

The Study of Mechanical and Tribological Performance of Fulleroid Materials Filled PA 6 Composites

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University ITMO, Kronverkskiy pr., 49, Sankt Petersburg 197101, Russia
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Institute of Macromolecular Compounds of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Bolshoi pr. 31, 199004 Sankt Petersburg, Russia
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Academic Editors: Antolin Hernández Battez and Rubén González Rodríguez
Received: 27 November 2015 / Revised: 12 April 2016 / Accepted: 14 April 2016 / Published: 28 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanoparticles and Ionic Liquids in Lubrication)
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Abstract

The effect of fulleroid materials (fullerene С60 and fullerene soot which is used for fullerene production) and carbon fibers on the mechanical and tribological properties of polymer nanocomposites based on polyamide 6 (PA6) was investigated. Composites were synthesized by in situ polymerization and direct mixing in an extruder. It was found that addition of these fillers during in situ polymerization was more effective at improving the mechanical and tribological properties of the composites. The use of the nanoparticles was an effective way to decrease the friction coefficient of the polymer composites because the fillers were the same size as the segments of the surrounding polymer chains. The steady state coefficients of friction with the addition of fulleroid fillers were lower than that of unfilled PA6. The lowest coefficient of friction was observed for PA6 filled with 1 wt. % fullerene soot. View Full-Text
Keywords: composites; manufacturing; mechanical properties; tribology; friction; fullerene C60; fullerene soot composites; manufacturing; mechanical properties; tribology; friction; fullerene C60; fullerene soot
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Pikhurov, D.V.; Zuev, V.V. The Study of Mechanical and Tribological Performance of Fulleroid Materials Filled PA 6 Composites. Lubricants 2016, 4, 13.

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