Recent Advances in Hard, Tough, and Low Friction Nanocomposite CoatingsTsinghua Science and Technology
AbstractNanocomposite coatings demonstrate improved friction and wear responses under severe sliding conditions in extreme environments. This paper provides a review how thin film multilayers and nanocomposites result in hard, tough, low-friction coatings. Approaches to couple multilayered and nanocomposite materials with other surface engineering strategies to achieve higher levels of performance in a variety of tribological applications are also discussed. Encapsulating lubricious phases in hard nanocomposite matrices is one approach that is discussed in detail. Results from state-of-the-art “chameleon” nanocomposites that exhibit reversible adaptability to ambient humidity or temperature are presented.
CopyrightCopyright © 2005, Tsinghua University Press
PublisherTsinghua University Press
Citation InformationAndrey A. Voevodin, Jeffrey S. Zabinski and Christopher Muratore. "Recent Advances in Hard, Tough, and Low Friction Nanocomposite Coatings" Tsinghua Science and Technology Vol. 10 Iss. 6 (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/christopher-muratore/74/