Effect of mechanical activation of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene on its mechanical and triboengineering properties

V. E. Panin, S. V. Panin, L. A. Kornienko, S. Vannasri, L. R. Ivanova, S. V. Shil'ko

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The effect of mechanical activation of initial ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene powders on the pysicomechanical properties of the polymer is studied. Mechanical activation is found to raise the strain and strength properties, as well as the triboengineering characteristics of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene. X-ray diffraction analysis, IR spectroscopy, and optical and electronic microscopy show that mechanoactivation of the initial powder defines the polymer's structural organization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-127
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Friction and Wear
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2010



  • Friction coefficient
  • Mechanical activation
  • Physicomechanical properties
  • Supermolecular structure
  • Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene
  • Wear resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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