Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Polyethylene Terephthalate Track-Etched Membranes after Steam and Radiation Sterilization

E. O. Filippova, V. F. Pichugin, A. V. Filippov, A. V. Gradoboev

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Abstract

Abstract—The article presents the results of studying the mechanical characteristics and tribological properties of PET track-etched membranes (TM) obtained by irradiating PET films with argon ions and subsequent etching. The article also shows the changes in the TM mechanical and tribological properties after radiation and steam sterilization. It is established that the sterilization process reduces elongation at break, the Young’s modulus, relative yield strength, and tensile stress. Tribological tests of TM demonstrated a friction coefficient of 0.08–0.17. The tests also showed the nature of the counterbody impact on the material surface, manifested in the formation of “grooves” of various sizes, “jamming” of the surface, and change in pore shape. It was established that TM sterilization does not significantly affect the behavior of the friction coefficient or nature of counterbody impact on the membrane surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-531
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Friction and Wear
Volume40
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2019

Keywords

  • friction coefficient
  • polyethylene terephthalate
  • sterilization
  • strength characteristics
  • track membrane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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