The Addition of Acid Treated Carbon Nanotube on the Tribological Properties of Carbon Fiber Reinforced UHMWPE Composite
Carbon fiber reinforced Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (CF/UHMWPE) composites have been filled with acid treated carbon nanotube to enhance the tribological properties. According to the modification, the friction and wear properties of composites have been greatly improved. XPS and SEM are used to examine the microscopic properties of resultant composites. The enhanced tribological properties are attributed to the acid treated CNT interlock, which improves the wetting between carbon fibers and resins.
Jianmin Zeng, Taosen Li, Shaojian Ma, Zhengyi Jiang and Daoguo Yang
J. Li "The Addition of Acid Treated Carbon Nanotube on the Tribological Properties of Carbon Fiber Reinforced UHMWPE Composite", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 194-196, pp. 1685-1688, 2011