Friction measurement between polyester fibres using the fibre probe SPM
2006 (English)In: Australian journal of chemistry (Print), ISSN 0004-9425, Vol. 59, no 6, 390-393 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
An SPM has been used to measure frictional interactions between two crossed fibres for the first time. The preparation of the surfaces is briefly described, but the crucial element is that the fibre attached to the AFM cantilever is glued parallel to the long axis. The fibres consist of polyester and frictional forces were measured both in air and solutions of cationic surfactant C(14)TAB. The friction coefficients reduce markedly with increasing concentration of surfactant which is ascribed to the formation of a boundary lubricating film between the surfaces. On removal of the solution, the subsequent friction coefficient in air was reduced by more than a factor of two compared to its value before immersion.
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2006. Vol. 59, no 6, 390-393 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-80636DOI: 10.1071/CH06206ISI: 000238782600006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33745767509OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-80636DiVA: diva2:496587
QC 201202272012-02-102012-02-102012-03-13Bibliographically approved