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Silica nanoparticles make Teflon tougher

By Jim Destefani / May 21, 2013

Atomic force microscope image of 50-nm diameter silica nanoparticles on PTFE surface. Researchers at the University of Arkansas found that relatively low concentrations of the particles greatly improved PTFE wear resistance. Credit: M. Zou, University of Arkansas Well known as a nonstick surface in applications from kitchen tools to aerospace and medical components, polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon)…

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