Effect of argon plasma surface modification on tribological behavior of biopolymers


Sağbaş B.

INDUSTRIAL LUBRICATION AND TRIBOLOGY, vol.68, no.4, pp.508-514, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1108/ilt-11-2015-0176
  • Journal Name: INDUSTRIAL LUBRICATION AND TRIBOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.508-514
  • Keywords: Wear resistance, Argon plasma, Surface modification, UHMWPE, Vitamin E, WEIGHT POLYETHYLENE UHMWPE, MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES, ALPHA-TOCOPHEROL, WEAR, RESISTANCE
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Purpose - The aim of this study is to determine the effect of argon plasma surface modification on tribological properties of conventional ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) and vitamin E-blended UHMWPE. In previous studies, some researchers conducted a study on argon plasma surface modification of UHMWPE, but there is no study about argon plasma surface modification of VE-UHMWPE. So another objective of this paper is to compare the results for both the material groups.