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Static Electrification of Plastics under Friction: The Position of Engineering-Grade Polyethylene Terephthalate in the Triboelectric Series

Zhang, Jinyang; Darwish, Nadim; Coote, Michelle; Ciampi, Simone


There is an emerging trend to replace moving metallic parts, such as bearings or bushes, with plastic components. The electrostatic hazard associated with plastic components subject to mechanical friction is well documented, but the magnitude as well as physical–chemical origin of this phenomenon remains debated. Using atomic force microscopy and Faraday pail measurements, the triboelectrification of Ertalyte®, a commonly used bearing-grade formulation of polyethylene terephthalate, when...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Advanced Energy Materials
DOI: 10.1002/adem.201901201
Access Rights: Open Access


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