The Influence of Annealing on the Crystallization and Tribological Behavior of MWNT/PEEK Nanocomposites


ÇOBAN O. , BORA M. Ö. , AVCU E. , SINMAZÇELİK T.

POLYMER COMPOSITES, cilt.32, ss.1766-1771, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/pc.21208
  • Dergi Adı: POLYMER COMPOSITES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1766-1771

Özet

In this study, annealing influence on crystallization and scratch behavior of neat and multi-wall carbon nanotube (MWNT) reinforced poly(ether ether ketone) (PEEK) nanocomposites have been investigated. Crystallization behavior of normal and annealed samples was investigated by using differential scanning calorimeter (DSC). Scratch behavior of normal and annealed samples was investigated by using micro scratch tester. In DSC analysis, it was detected that, melting enthalpy of annealed neat PEEK was increased sharply when compared to neat PEEK. Melting enthalpies of annealed PEEK nanocomposites prepared with addition of up to 1 wt% MWNT were increased with a decreased trend. However, nanocomposites with higher contents of MWNTs (>1 wt%) were dramatically affected by annealing process and melting enthalpy decreased sharply. Friction coefficient values of "annealed MWNT reinforced PEEK composites" were found to be lower than "normal PEEK composites." Annealing process affects scratch hardness of both annealed and MWNT reinforced PEEK. Annealed nanocomposites with various MWNT concentrations showed higher scratch hardness values than normal PEEK nanocomposites. POLYM. COMPOS., 32:1766-1771, 2011. (C) 2011 Society of Plastics Engineers