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|Title:||Tribology of self-lubricating SU-8+PFPE composite based Lub-tape|
|Source:||Saravanan, P., Satyanarayana, N., Siong, P.C., Duong, H.M., Sinha, S.K. (2013). Tribology of self-lubricating SU-8+PFPE composite based Lub-tape. Procedia Engineering 68 : 497-504. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2013.12.212|
|Abstract:||Despite the fact that the SU-8 is a useful material for micro-fabrication of MEMS devices using the photolithography process, its poor tribological properties restrict its wider applications. It was postulated in our previous study that adding perflouropolyether (PFPE) lubricant to SU-8 possibly promoted chemical reaction between the molecules and also formed the boundary lubrication, which enhanced the wear durability of SU-8 by more than four orders of magnitude. The same SU-8+PFPE composite were used to fabricate a stand-alone laminate film called "Lub-tape", which has two layers of ∼90 μm thickness each. The top and bottom layers were made of SU-8+PFPE composite and pristine SU-8, respectively. The lub-tape has reduced the initial coefficient of friction by ∼7 times and increased wear life by more than five orders of magnitude of SU-8. It can also improve the tribology of any given surface. The Lub-tape can be used to protect all surfaces against friction and wear. © 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier.|
|Source Title:||Procedia Engineering|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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