Observation of thermophysical and tribological properties of CNT reinforced Si3N4

Orsolya Koszor, Andre Lindemann, François Davin, Csaba Balázsi

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Thermophysical and tribological measurements have been performed on carbon nanotube added silicon nitride composites. Higher thermal conductivity values were observed in the case of the sample with CNT than for the reference sample. As was observed from tribological measurements, nanocomposite Si 3N4 without carbon nanotubes shows a higher friction coefficient than carbon nanotube - Si3N4. The results of wear study indicate that the Si3N4 ball (used as static partner) was more damaged with MWCNTs addition nanocomposite than with pure Si3N4 ceramic. A pronounced difference was observed in the wear rate: there was a much higher wear for carbon nanotube - Si 3N4 than for Si3N4 without MWCNTs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-357
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Publication statusPublished - Aug 18 2009


  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Nanocomposites
  • Silicon nitride ceramics
  • Thermophysical properties
  • Tribological properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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