Nano-tribology of a polytetrafluoroethylene transfer films using molecular dynamics simulation and microtribometry

Inkook Jang, Pamela L. Dickrell, David L. Burris, W. Gregory Sawyer, Simon R. Phillpot, Susan B. Sinnott

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Abstract

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a well known solid lubricant and polymer nanocomposites based on PTFE are considered to be promising materials for tribological applications in space. Like other polymer materials, many properties of PTFE depend on morphology. In this study, molecular dynamics (MD) simulations are performed to examine the effect of chain configuration on the frictional behavior of PTFE at the molecular level and compared to microtribological studies on aligned transfer films of PTFE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the World Tribology Congress III - 2005
Pages933-934
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event2005 World Tribology Congress III - Washington, D.C., United States
Duration: Sep 12 2005Sep 16 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the World Tribology Congress III - 2005

Other

Other2005 World Tribology Congress III
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, D.C.
Period9/12/059/16/05

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Jang, I., Dickrell, P. L., Burris, D. L., Sawyer, W. G., Phillpot, S. R., & Sinnott, S. B. (2005). Nano-tribology of a polytetrafluoroethylene transfer films using molecular dynamics simulation and microtribometry. In Proceedings of the World Tribology Congress III - 2005 (pp. 933-934). (Proceedings of the World Tribology Congress III - 2005).