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Journal of Thermal Spray Technology

, Volume 25, Issue 1–2, pp 160–169 | Cite as

Mechanistic Study and Characterization of Cold-Sprayed Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene-Nano-ceramic Composite Coating

  • Kesavan Ravi
  • Yuji Ichikawa
  • Kazuhiro Ogawa
  • Tiana Deplancke
  • Olivier Lame
  • Jean-Yves Cavaille
Peer Reviewed

Abstract

The cold spray deposition of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) powder mixed with nano-alumina, fumed nano-alumina, and fumed nano-silica was attempted on two different substrates namely polypropylene and aluminum. The coatings with UHMWPE mixed with nano-alumina, fumed nano-alumina, and fumed nano-silica were very contrasting in terms of coating thickness. Nano-ceramic particles played an important role as a bridge bond between the UHMWPE particles. Gas temperature and pressure played an important role in the deposition. The differential scanning calorimetry results of the coatings showed that UHMWPE was melt-crystallized after the coating.

Keywords

coating cold spray nano-ceramic particle ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) 

Notes

Acknowledgment

The authors are indebted to Ticona (Oberhausen, Germany) for the generous supply of the UHMWPE sample together with its molecular characteristics. This work was partly supported by the JSPS Core-to-Core Program, A. Advanced Research Networks, “International research core on smart layered materials and structures for energy saving.”

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kesavan Ravi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yuji Ichikawa
    • 1
  • Kazuhiro Ogawa
    • 1
  • Tiana Deplancke
    • 2
  • Olivier Lame
    • 2
  • Jean-Yves Cavaille
    • 2
  1. 1.Fracture and Reliability Research InstituteTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  2. 2.Materials Engineering and Science (MATEIS), CNRS, INSA-Lyon UMR5510Université de LyonVilleurbanneFrance

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