The difference in running-in period and friction coefficient between self-mated Si3N4 and SiC under water lubrication

Ming Chen, Koji Kato, Koshi Adachi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

64 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Running-in periods and friction coefficients of SiC and Si3N4 sliding against themselves under water lubrication were investigated with a pin-on-disk apparatus at sliding speed of 120 mm/s and a normal load of 5 N under ambient conditions. It was found that the running-in period of self-mated Si3N4 is much shorter than that of self-mated SiC, and also that the steady-state friction coefficient of self-mated Si3N4 was lower (≤0.0035) than that of self-mated SiC (0.01). The difference in mechanism was analyzed from the point of view of electronic structure and surface chemistry.

Original languageEnglish
Article number340506
Pages (from-to)23-28
Number of pages6
JournalTribology Letters
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Friction coefficient
  • Running-in period
  • Silicon carbide
  • Silicon nitride
  • Tribochemical reaction
  • Water lubrication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The difference in running-in period and friction coefficient between self-mated Si<sub>3</sub>N<sub>4</sub> and SiC under water lubrication'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this