Tribological properties of polymer nanohybrids containing gold nanoparticles obtained by laser ablation.


We have studied polystyrene (PS)+Au particles nanohybrids. Approximately spherical gold nanoparticles with the average diameter of 15 nm were obtained by laser ablation in a liquid environment. Thus any chemical residue on the particles was eliminated. Focused ion beam (FIB) milling plus scanning electron microscopy (SEM) observation show that Au particles… (More)