Environmental and Thermal Effects on the Tribological Performance of DLC Coatings

Helena Ronkainen, Kenneth Holmberg

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    Abstract

    Diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings have low friction and high wear resistance compared to bulk materials and to other wear-resistant coated surfaces. The surrounding environment, gas atmosphere, humidity and temperature, affect the friction and wear performance of DLC films dramatically. In dry and inert atmospheres, the highly hydrogenated DLC films typically exhibit low friction performance, but the hydrogen-free DLC films have high friction accompanied with increased wear.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTribology of Diamond-like Carbon Films
    Subtitle of host publicationFundamentals and Applications
    PublisherSpringer
    Chapter6
    Pages155-200
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-387-49891-1
    ISBN (Print)978-0-387-30264-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

    Keywords

    • diamond-like carbon
    • coatings
    • DLC coatings
    • wear
    • wear resistance

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    Ronkainen, H., & Holmberg, K. (2008). Environmental and Thermal Effects on the Tribological Performance of DLC Coatings. In Tribology of Diamond-like Carbon Films: Fundamentals and Applications (pp. 155-200). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-49891-1_6