Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 23, Issue 5, pp 1877–1885

Changes to near-surface region of PTFE during dry sliding against steel

  • S. K. Biswas
  • Kalyani Vijayan

DOI: 10.1007/BF01115734

Cite this article as:
Biswas, S.K. & Vijayan, K. J Mater Sci (1988) 23: 1877. doi:10.1007/BF01115734


PTFE specimens were slid against an EN24 disc. The unworn and worn surfaces as well as the wear debris were examined by X-ray diffraction. Sliding was found to introduce (i) shrinkage of the unit cell, (ii) enlargement of crystallites and (iii) residual stresses in the slid PTFE surface. No conformational changes in the 157 helix could be observed due to sliding. The wear debris was found to be 1 μm thick warped laminates.


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© Chapman and Hall Ltd. 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. Biswas
    • 1
  • Kalyani Vijayan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.National Aeronautical LaboratoryMaterials Science DivisionBangaloreIndia

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