Self-Similarity in Abrasiveness of Hard Carbon-Containing Coatings

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Feodor M. Borodich, Leon M. Keer

Technological Institute, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208-3109

Stephen J. Harris

Physical and Environmental Sciences Dept., MD #3083, Ford Research Laboratory, Dearborn, MI 48121-2053

J. Tribol 125(1), 1-7 (Dec 31, 2002) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1509773 History: Received February 26, 2002; Revised July 01, 2002; Online December 31, 2002
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Grahic Jump Location
The time history of the surface roughness Ra of a 52100 steel ball after sliding against a sputtered boron carbide coating
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SEM images of the surface of a sputtered boron carbide coating under different magnifications (a) unworn surface; (b) the surface after 500 cycles. AFM images of a metal-containing amorphous hydrogenated DLC coating: (c) unworn surface; (d) the surface after 10 cycles; (e) the same surface after 1000 cycles.
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Log wear rate for Me:DLC vs. Log number of cycles at 500 g load (after 32)
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The variation of the abrasion rate for boron carbide coatings with the number of cycles for loads of 1 (triangles), 5 (diamonds), and 11 (circles) Newtons, respectively



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