Scratch resistance of high performance polymers Academic Article uri icon


  • Scratch tests were carried out on various high performance polymers, including (1) polybenzimidazole (PBI), (2) polyparaphenylene (PPP), (3) polyetheretherketone (PEEK), and (4) polyimide (PI). The scratch damage features were characterized using laser confocal and scanning electron microscope. Scratch resistance at room temperature decreased in the same order as the materials are listed above. It was attempted to correlate the scratch depth with basic mechanical properties, such as Youngs modulus, tensile strength, and scratch hardness. Also, the scratch coefficient of friction was considered as a possible measure to differentiate between the various materials tested. 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Friedrich, K., Sue, H. J., Liu, P., & Almajid, A. A.

citation count

  • 99

complete list of authors

  • Friedrich, K||Sue, HJ||Liu, P||Almajid, AA

publication date

  • January 2011