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Recent Studies from Ohio State University Add New Data to Fullerenes

January 21, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on Fullerenes. According to news originating from Columbus, Ohio, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The effects of multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) content on the adhesion strength and wear and corrosion resistance of the epoxy composite coatings prepared on aluminum alloy (AA) 2024-T3 substrates were evaluated using atomic force microscopy (AFM), blister test, ball-on-disk micro-tribological test and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS)."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Ohio State University, "The adhesion strength of the epoxy composite coatings improved with increasing MWCNT content. Increased MWCNT content also decreased the friction coefficient and increased the wear resistance of the epoxy composite coatings due to improved solid lubricating and rolling effects of the MWCNTs and the improved load bearing capacity of the composite coatings."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Finally, EIS indicated that increased MWCNT content increased the coating pore resistance due to a decreased porosity density, which resulted in an increase in the total impedance of the coated samples."

For more information on this research see: Effects of carbon nanotube content on adhesion strength and wear and corrosion resistance of epoxy composite coatings on AA2024-T3. Progress in Organic Coatings, 2014;77(1):72-80. Progress in Organic Coatings can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Sa, PO Box 564, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland. (Elsevier -; Progress in Organic Coatings -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from N.W. Khun, Ohio State University, Fontana Corros Center, Columbus, OH 43210, United States. Additional authors for this research include B.C.R. Troconis and G.S. Frankel (see also Fullerenes).

Keywords for this news article include: Ohio, Columbus, Fullerenes, United States, Carbon Nanotubes, North and Central America

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Source: Life Science Weekly

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