Improved tribological performance of PEEK polymers by application of diamond-like carbon coatingsKTomaszewski, P., Pei, Y. T., Verkerke, G. J. & De Hosson, J. T. M., May-2014, In : European cells & materials. 27, Supplement 2, p. 4 1 p.
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Overall high mechanical strength, an elastic modulus comparable to bone and low cost make polyetheretherketone (PEEK) an interesting biomaterial. However, high friction coefficient (CoF) and wear restrict its orthopaedic use to non-articulating applications. A solution might be offered by diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings, which recently were applied to flexible, rubber-like material. This study aimed to examine if a DLC-coating can improve the tribological performance of the sliding interface between Ti6Al4V alloy and pure, carbon-fibre-reinforced PEEK polymers.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||European cells & materials|
|Issue number||Supplement 2|
|Publication status||Published - May-2014|
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