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Nanomaterials 2017, 7(3), 66; doi:10.3390/nano7030066

Improvement of Scratch and Wear Resistance of Polymers by Fillers Including Nanofillers

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Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas, 3940 North Elm Street, Denton, TX 76207, USA
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Department of Physics, University of North Texas, 3940 North Elm Street, Denton, TX 76207, USA
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Academic Editor: Mikael S. Hedenqvist
Received: 24 October 2016 / Revised: 10 February 2017 / Accepted: 6 March 2017 / Published: 16 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Multifunctional Polymer-Based Nanocomposites)
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Abstract

Polymers have lower resistance to scratching and wear than metals. Liquid lubricants work well for metals but not for polymers nor for polymer-based composites (PBCs). We review approaches for improvement of tribological properties of polymers based on inclusion of fillers. The fillers can be metallic or ceramic—with obvious consequences for electrical resistivity of the composites. Distinctions between effectiveness of micro- versus nano-particles are analyzed. For example, aluminum nanoparticles as filler are more effective for property improvement than microparticles at the same overall volumetric concentration. Prevention of local agglomeration of filler particles is discussed along with a technique to verify the prevention. View Full-Text
Keywords: scratching of polymers; polymer wear; polymer + nanofiller composites; polymer tribology scratching of polymers; polymer wear; polymer + nanofiller composites; polymer tribology
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Brostow, W.; Lobland, H.E.H.; Hnatchuk, N.; Perez, J.M. Improvement of Scratch and Wear Resistance of Polymers by Fillers Including Nanofillers. Nanomaterials 2017, 7, 66.

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