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Study on tribochemical interaction of metals or metal oxides with polytetrafluoroethylene by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

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  • De-Li Gong,

    1. Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu, People's Republic of China
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  • Bing Zhang,

    1. Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu, People's Republic of China
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  • Quin-Ji Xue,

    1. Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu, People's Republic of China
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  • Hong-Li Wang

    1. Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu, People's Republic of China
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Abstract

Tribochemical reactions of PTFE with aluminum, silicon, and iron during rubbing were detected by ESCA. No apparent relationship between this chemical reaction of the fillers with the PTFE in the composite and the wear-reducing action of those fillers on the composite material was found.

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