Tribological study of diamond coatings on titanium alloys

Abstract : This paper presents the tribological characteristics of PACVD diamond coatings on titanium alloys. The coating morphology and quality have been investigated by SEM and Raman spectroscopy, and the surface roughness has been determined by AFM measurements. Friction and wear characteristics have been studied with a pin-on-disk tribometer as a function of the applied load, the sliding speed and the counterface material. For diamond-on-diamond contact, the dynamic friction coefficient stabilizes at a value of 0.05-0.08 after the surface polishing of diamond crystal tips. For non-diamond coated pins, a surface running in time at low sliding speed is necessary to avoid a coating spalling on the disk. After this step, the sliding speed can be increased to 1 m s(-1) with a friction coefficient equal to or lower than 0.1. The wear of the diamond-coated disk generally cannot be measured.
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D Rats, L Vandenbulcke, Christine Boher, G Farges. Tribological study of diamond coatings on titanium alloys. Surface and Coatings Technology, Elsevier, 1997, 24th International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, 94-95, pp.555-560. ⟨10.1016/S0257-8972(97)00465-9⟩. ⟨hal-01701685⟩

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