Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/32793
Title: Tribological behavior of nanoclay/epoxy composites
Authors: Lam, CK
Lau, KT 
Keywords: Hardness
Nanocomposites
Nanomaterials
Wear
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier Science Bv
Source: Materials Letters, 2007, v. 61, no. 18, p. 3863-3866 How to cite?
Journal: Materials Letters 
Abstract: This paper aims to discuss the mechanical performance of nanoclay/epoxy composites (NCs) through micro-hardness and abrasive tests. It was found that the hardness and wear resistance of NCs increased with increasing nanoclay content of up to 4 wt.%. The improvement of mechanical properties of the NCs by increasing nanoclay content is explained by the degree of agglomeration of nanoclay clusters inside the NCs through SEM and XRD investigations. A mathematical interpretation for the determination of hardness and wear resistance of the NCs at different nanoclay contents in relation to the diameter of nanoclay clusters and their inter-particle distance is given.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/32793
DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2006.12.078
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