JOURNAL OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS, cilt.52, ss.3127-3135, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
The present study aims to investigate the effect of Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotube on dry sliding and corrosive wear performance of pure magnesium. Multi-wall carbon nanotube reinforced composites with different weight fractions (0.25wt.% and 0.5wt.%) were fabricated by semi powder metallurgy. Hardness test was performed for all samples. To evaluate wear performance of the samples, three different loads (10 N, 20 N, and 40 N) were applied at the room temperature in both dry and 3.5wt.% NaCl corrosive environments. Worn surfaces and microstructures of the samples were characterized using Scanning Electron Microscope. Results show that carbon nanotubes embedded in the matrix without any macro-defects. The hardness of pure magnesium was improved with the addition of multi-wall carbon nanotube considerably. 0.5wt.% multi-wall carbon nanotube reinforced composite exhibited best wear performance both in dry and corrosive conditions.