Microhybrids of Metal Powder Incorporated in Polymeric Matrices : Friction , Mechanical Behavior , and Microstructure

@inproceedings{Brostow2008MicrohybridsOM,
  title={Microhybrids of Metal Powder Incorporated in Polymeric Matrices : Friction , Mechanical Behavior , and Microstructure},
  author={Witold Brostow and Alisa Buchman and Eli Buchman and Oscar Olea-Mejia},
  year={2008}
}
The polymers used as a matrix were low density polyethylene (LDPE) and a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). The metal particles were Al, Ag, and Ni with micrometer diameters. The metal concentration varied from 0 to 10 wt%. Dynamic and static frictions on tetrafluoropolyethylene and stainless steel as sliding surfaces were determined and tensile tests were performed. Secondary electron and backscattered electron SEM images were taken to determine microstructures of the hybrids. Addition of metal… CONTINUE READING