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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1108/ilt-11-2015-0176
  • Title of Journal : INDUSTRIAL LUBRICATION AND TRIBOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.508-514

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.