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Effect of surface-active agents on the friction properties of polymers


The effect of surface-active agents on the friction properties of plastics has been investigated in relation to the example of an aqueous solution of alkyl phenol polyethylene glycol ether (OP-10) and polymethyl methacrylate. In the presence of a surface-active agent, as a result of adsorption plasticization, the deformation is localized in a thin plasticized layer without affecting the underlying layers of plastic.

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Moscow Lenin State Pedagogical Institute, Problem Laboratory of Polymer Physics. Translated from Mekhanika Polimerov, No. 5, pp. 927–929, September–October, 1970.

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El'kin, A.I., Titov, V.I. Effect of surface-active agents on the friction properties of polymers. Polymer Mechanics 6, 801–804 (1970).

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  • Polymer
  • Ether
  • Aqueous Solution
  • Phenol
  • Polyethylene