479664 Multiscale Characterization of Wear-Resistance in Epoxy/Nanoparticle Composites
In this research, we studied the multi-scale wear-resistance in epoxy/nanoparticle composites prepared by spray coating method. Nano-scale scratching, micro-scale sand falling, and macro-scale Taber Abrasion characterizations were used to measure wear resistance. The nanoindentation, stylus profilometery, atomic force microscopy (AFM), and scanning electron microcopy (SEM), UV-Vis were used for characterizations. The tribological observations in this study have brought to light the potential of aligning nanoparticles in composites to increase the wear resistance and to preserve the transmittance, which is practically applicable in optical systems.
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