Tribo-Chemical Wear of Amorphous Carbon Overcoats and TiC in Al2O3-TiC Sliders

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Lihong Zhang

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J. Tribol 123(2), 324-329 (May 23, 2000) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1340633 History: Received July 19, 1999; Revised May 23, 2000
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Raman spectra of slider before and after drag (Test 2)
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SEM image of a typical slider wear track after 34 hrs drag (Test 3)
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Raman spectra of slider before and after test (Test 3)
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(a) Wear tracks of disk surface after 34 hrs drag (Test 1); (b) wear particles of disk carbon overcoat (Test 1); (c) a typical carbon smear on disk wear track (Test 1); (d) a typical carbon smear on slider air-bearing surface (Test 1); (e) pre-smear of carbon after drag test 9 hrs (Test 1); (f) SEM image of a slider ABS before test (Test 1); (g) SEM image of a typical slider wear region after 34 hrs drag (Test 1); and (h) same spot SEM image as Fig. 1(g) but taken with 5 kV e (Test 1).
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Raman spectra on disk before and after test (Test 1)
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Raman spectra on slider before and after test (Test 1)
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SEM image of a typical wear track of the slider after 72 hrs drag (Test 2)



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