Fabrication and wear resistance of Al-Cu-Fe quasicrystal-epoxy composite materials


Journal Article

Wear resistant polymer composites are prepared using a novel filler material, Al-Cu-Fe quasicrystals (QC). Novolac epoxy filled with Al-Cu-Fe quasicrystalline powder are evaluated by pin-on-disk testing using a 52100 steel counterface. Epoxy samples filled with aluminum, copper, iron, aluminum oxide, and silicon carbide are tested for comparison. The use of Al-Cu-Fe QC powder, as a filler in epoxy, maximizes the composite wear resistance while minimizing abrasion of the 52100 steel counterface. Wear mechanisms of the Al-Cu-Fe composites were characterized by scanning electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The fabrication and wear properties of these unique materials will be described. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bloom, PD; Baikerikar, KG; Anderegg, JW; Sheares, VV

Published Date

  • November 15, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 360 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 46 - 57

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0921-5093

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0921-5093(03)00415-5

Citation Source

  • Scopus