PTFE nanocomposites in tribological applications

Tribo-materials - Levente Toth

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE, Teflon) is widely used in low friction applications, e.g. plain bearings, gears, seals. This broad application potential comes from the advantages of low coefficient of friction, chemically inert behaviour, self-lubricating nature and high thermal stability. The aim of this project is to investigate the potential of increasing the relatively low wear resistance of PTFE by incorporating nanofillers.

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