The thermal decomposition of model extreme-pressure lubricant additives on clean iron was studied in ultrahigh vacuum conditions using molecular beam strategies. Methylene chloride and chloroform react to deposit a solid film consisting of FeCl2 and carbon, and evolve only hydrogen into the gas phase. No gas-phase products and less carbon on the surface are detected in the case of carbon tetrachloride. Dimethyl and diethyl disulfide react on clean iron to deposit a saturated sulfur plus carbon layer at low temperatures (600 K) and an iron sulfide film onto a Fe + C underlayer at higher temperatures (950 K). Methane is the only gas-phase product when dimethyl disulfide reacts with iron. Ethylene and hydrogen are detected when diethyl disulfide is used.
- Tribological coatings; Molecular beam; Chlorinated hydrocarbons; Sulfurized hydrocarbons
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rafael_maya_yescas/29/