State-of-the-Art: On the Action of Various Reinforcing Fillers and Additives for Improving the Sliding Friction and Wear Performance of Polymer Composites
Part 1: Short Fibers, Internal Lubricants, Particulate Fillers
The present study deals with some of the fundamental knowledge discovered over the last ten years about the role of various reinforcing fillers and additives dispersed in polymer matrices for improving their friction and wear behavior. At the beginning our focus will be placed on traditional fillers such as short fibers, internal lubricants and their combinative action. In the next section we will concentrate on the emerging field of polymer nanocomposites and demonstrate what is possible with nanocomposites for friction and wear applications and provide comparison over various length scales from micro to nano-level.
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