Novel Carbon Films for Next Generation Rotating Equipment Applications

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This report describes the results of research performed on a new generation of low friction, wear resistant carbon coatings for seals and bearings in high speed rotating equipment. The low friction coatings, Near Frictionless Carbon (NFC), a high hydrogen content diamondlike carbon, and Carbide Derived Carbon (CDC), a conversion coating produced on the surfaces of metal carbides by halogenation, can be applied together or separately to improve the performance of seals and bearings, with benefits to energy efficiency and environmental protection. Because hard carbide ceramics, such as silicon carbide, are widely used in the seals industry, this coating is particularly ... continued below

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McNallan, Michael; Erdemir, Ali & Gogotsi, Yury February 20, 2006.

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This report describes the results of research performed on a new generation of low friction, wear resistant carbon coatings for seals and bearings in high speed rotating equipment. The low friction coatings, Near Frictionless Carbon (NFC), a high hydrogen content diamondlike carbon, and Carbide Derived Carbon (CDC), a conversion coating produced on the surfaces of metal carbides by halogenation, can be applied together or separately to improve the performance of seals and bearings, with benefits to energy efficiency and environmental protection. Because hard carbide ceramics, such as silicon carbide, are widely used in the seals industry, this coating is particularly attractive as a low cost method to improve performance. The technology of CDC has been licensed to an Illinois company, Carbide Derivative Technologies, Inc. (CDTI) to implement the commercialization of this material.

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  • Report No.: DOE/ID14257-1
  • Grant Number: FC36-02ID14257
  • DOI: 10.2172/876500 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 876500
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc873195

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McNallan, Michael; Erdemir, Ali & Gogotsi, Yury. Novel Carbon Films for Next Generation Rotating Equipment Applications, report, February 20, 2006; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc873195/: accessed November 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.