Fabrication and tribological properties of polymer-carbon nanotubes nanocomposites

Zhi Yang, San-Qiang Shi

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Carbon nanotubes (CNTs), which possess remarkable physicochemical properties and unique one dimensional tubular structure, are expected to significantly improve the tribological properties of polymer-based nanocomposites. In our work, CNTs were introduced into polymer, including epoxy, poly(methyl methacrylate), and polystyrene matrix for tribological reinforcement purposes, respectively. It was found that CNTs could significantly decrease the friction coefficient and the wear rate of polymer-CNTs nanocomposites. The mechanisms of the favorable effects of CNTs on the tribological properties of the nanocomposites were also investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-664
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Volume334-335 II
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2007


  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Nanocomposites
  • Polymer
  • Tribological properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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