Development of novel polymer/quasicrystal composite materials


Conference Paper

We report on a new class of materials, polymer/quasicrystal composites with useful properties for beneficial exploitation in applications, such as dry bearings and composite gears. Our preliminary results indicate that our new composites are a means of enhancing the properties of certain organic polymers while providing a new means of processing quasicrystals. Al-Cu-Fe quasicrystalline materials significantly improved wear resistance to volume loss in polymer-based composites. Furthermore, mechanical testing results showed a two-fold increase in the storage modulus of the reinforced composites compared with the polymer samples. The fabrication in addition to the thermal, mechanical, and wear properties of these unique materials will be described.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bloom, PD; Baikerikar, KG; Otaigbe, JU; Sheares, VV

Published Date

  • December 15, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 294-296 /

Start / End Page

  • 156 - 159

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0921-5093

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0921-5093(00)01230-2

Citation Source

  • Scopus