Effect of running-in for delamination and friction properties of self-mating diamond-like carbon coatings in water

Yasunori Niiyama, Naotoshi Shimizu, Akinori Kuwayama, Hiroshi Okada, Takanori Takeno, Kazue Kurihara, Koshi Adachi

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Abstract

Two running-in processes, i.e., polishing a diamond-like carbon (DLC) coated disk and pre-sliding in ambient air, were suggested as a delamination suppression method for self-mating DLC coatings in water, and the effects of these methods were verified using a ball-on-disk tribometer. An a-C:H-type DLC coating was deposited on SUJ2 bearing steel balls and disks using plasma chemical vapor deposition. It was confirmed that delamination of DLC coatings was suppressed because microcracks were not generated by removing droplets on the DLC coated disk using the polishing process. The friction coefficient in that condition was reduced to about one-fifth of that of the untreated disk. The running-in process of pre-sliding in ambient air also suppressed delamination of DLC coatings. Moreover, the friction coefficient after this process was reduced to half of that with the other polishing process in the boundary lubrication condition. It was found that these effects have a relationship with surface smoothness and hydrophilicity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-34
Number of pages8
JournalWEAR
Volume378-379
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Delamination
  • Diamond-like carbon coating
  • Running-in
  • Super-low friction
  • Tribology
  • Water lubrication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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