Tribological behavior of carbon nanotube composite coatings on C/C composite

Jeong Wook An, Dae Soon Lim

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Carbon nanotube (CNT) composite coatings were applied onto C/C composites to improve their wear behavior. CNT was synthesized by catalytic decomposition of acetylene gas. The nanotube slurry was prepared by mixing CNT, phenolic resin and methanol to deposit on and infiltrate into the C/C composites. The CNT composite coatings on C/C composites were carbonized in a nitrogen atmosphere. The tribological properties were determined using a ball on disk type wear tester. The results showed that the CNT composite coating decreased the wear rate significantly and increased the friction coefficient slightly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-122
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Ceramic Processing Research
Issue number3 PART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • C/C composite
  • Carbon nanotube (CNT)
  • Composite coating
  • Wear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites


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