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Correction of energy shift in measurements of solute segregation by Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy

Description: Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS) is a sensitive technique for measuring the elemental composition of a specimen in the near-surface region. Studies of radiation effects in materials, such as radiation-induced segregation of solute elements to the external surface, often employ RBS to measure specimen composition because the high-energy ions can be used to produce radiation damage and also serve as the RBS profile ions. When small amounts of segregation are being measured, a shift in energy calibration renders the acquired data meaningless: the resulting edge shift in the spectra produces spurious contributions near the elemental leading edges that may greatly exceed the amount of segregation being measured. A simple method is proposed for correcting errors in measurement due to energy shift.
Date: February 1, 1991
Creator: Erck, R. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Radiation-induced segregation and precipitation in molybdenum-rhenium alloys

Description: Specimens of Mo-7 at. % Re and Mo-30 at. % Re were irradiated with 1.8 MeV /sup 4/He/sup +/ ions at elevated temperatures. Radiation-induced segregation of Re was measured during irradiation by in situ Rutherford backscattering spectrometry. Segregation of the undersized Re atoms in the same direction as the defect fluxes, i.e., toward the external surface, was observed. The amount of Re enrichment in the near-surface region was measured as a function of temperature and of dose at a calculated near-surface displacement rate near 1 x 10/sup -4/dpa/s. Segregation was observed at temperatures from 800 to 1500/sup 0/C in Mo-7Re, and from 850 to 1225/sup 0/C in Mo-30Re. Irradiated disks were examined by transmission electron microscopy. Precipitates of Chi phase were observed on grain boundaries, or in a thin layer at the irradiated surface in Mo-30Re after irradiation at temperatures from 750 to 1075/sup 0/C. Frequently, Chi precipitates formed with a crystallographic twin orientation with respect to the host matrix. No voids were observed for doses up to 1.6 dpa.
Date: February 1, 1986
Creator: Erck, R.A.; Wayman, C.M. & Rehn, L.E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Uses of ion bombardment in thin-film deposition

Description: Use of plasma- and ion-beam-modified surfaces and surface coatings in continually expanding in engineering disciplines. The purpose of these modifications and treatments is to impart favorable properties, such as wear resistance and lubricity, to the surfaces, while at the same time retaining the strength or toughness of the bulk materials. Energetic-ion bombardment can be used to modify the structural and chemical properties of surfaces or applied coatings. Ion-implantation has been used for many years, and recently, other surface-modification techniques, among them ion-beam mixing and ion-beam-assisted deposition, have attracted attention because they permit application of highly adherent lubricious and wear-resistant films. In this paper, ion-beam techniques are described from the viewpoint of ion-surface interactions, and some avenues for the engineering of tribological surfaces are presented. 100 refs., 4 figs.
Date: October 1, 1990
Creator: Erck, R.A.; Fenske, G.R. & Erdemir, A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of niobium interlayer on high-temperature sliding friction and wear of silver films on alumina

Description: We investigated the effect of a thin Nb bond layer (15--20 mn thick) on the high-temperature sliding friction and wear of silver films ({approx}1.5 {mu}m thick) produced on {alpha}-alumina (Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}) substrates by ion-beam assisted deposition. The friction coefficients of test pairs without an Ag film fluctuated between 0.8 to 1.1, whereas the friction coefficients of pairs with an Ag film were 0.32 to 0.5. The wear of uncoated Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} balls sliding against the Ag-coated flats was reduced by factors of 25 to {approx}2000, depending on test temperature and the presence or absence of an Nb bond layer. The wear of silver-coated flats was virtually unmeasurable after tests at temperatures up to 400C. At much higher temperatures (e.g., 600C), Ag films without an Nb bond layer delaminated from the sliding surfaces and lost their effectiveness; however, Ag films with an Nb bond layer remained intact on the sliding surfaces of the Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} substrates even at 600C and continued to impart low friction and low wear.
Date: March 1, 1994
Creator: Erdemir, A. & Erck, R. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Top-of-Rail lubricant

Description: Analysis of the volatile and semivolatile fractions collected after use of the TOR lubricant indicated that other than contaminants in the collection laboratory, no compounds on the EPA's Target Compound Lists (Tables 2 and 5) were detected in these fractions. The data of these qualitative analyses, given in the various tables in the text, indicate only the relative amounts of the tentatively identified compounds. The authors recommend that quantitative analysis be performed on the volatile and semivolatile fractions to allow confirmation of the tentatively identified compounds and to obtain absolute amounts of the detected compounds. Additionally, the semivolatile fraction should be analyzed by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry to identify compounds that are not chromatographable under the temperature program used for determination of semivolatile compounds. Introducing the top-of-rail (TOR) lubricant into the wheel/rail interface results in a reduction of almost 60% of lateral friction force over the forces encountered under dry conditions. This reveals good potential for energy savings, as well as wear reduction, for railroad companies. In TOR lubrication, an increase in the angle of attack and axle load results in increased lateral friction and rate of lubricant consumption. The most efficient TOR lubricant quantity to be used in the wheel/rail interface must be calculated precisely according to the number of cars, axle loads, train speed, and angle of attack.
Date: July 14, 2000
Creator: Alzoubi, M. F.; Fenske, G. R.; Erck, R. A. & Boparai, A. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Frictional behavior of diamondlike carbon films in vacuum and under varying water vapor pressure.

Description: In this study, we investigated the frictional behavior of both hydrogenated and hydrogen-free diamondlike carbon (DLC) films in high vacuum (10{sup -6} Pa) at room temperature. Water was also introduced into the vacuum chamber to elucidate its effects on DLC film tribology. The hydrogen-free DLC (also referred to as tetrahedral amorphous carbon, or ta-C) was produced by an arc-PVD process, and the highly hydrogenated DLC was produced by plasma-enhanced chemical-vapor deposition. Tribological measurements of these films were made with a pin-on-disc machine with coated steel balls and coated steel discs in matched pairs under a 1 N load. The ball/disk pairs were rotated at sliding speeds in the range of 0.025-0.075 m/s. In vacuum, the steady-state friction coefficient of ta-C was of the order of 0.6 and the wear was severe, whereas for the highly hydrogenated film, friction was below 0.01, and in an optical microscope no wear could be detected. Adding water vapor to the sliding ta-C system in a vacuum chamber caused friction to decrease monotonically from 0.6 to {approx}0.05. In contrast, adding water vapor to the sliding DLC system caused the friction to increase linearly with pressure from 0.01 to 0.07. The results illustrate the importance of taking into account environmental conditions, especially the presence of water, when DLC films are being considered for a given application.
Date: March 25, 2002
Creator: Andersson, J.; Erck, R. A. & Erdemir, A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High-temperature tribological characteristics of silver and gold coatings on ceramics prepared by ion-beam-assisted deposition

Description: An ion-beam-assisted deposition (IBAD) system was used to deposit silver and gold coatings on polycrystalline {alpha}-alumina (Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}) substrates for tribological studies at temperatures to 400{degrees}C. The wear tests were performed with an oscillating ball-on-flat type of test apparatus as a partial simulation of ring/liner motion and contact geometry in actual engine systems. The test results showed that without a surface coating, both the wear rates and the friction coefficients of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} test pairs were quite high, and increased substantially with temperature. In contract, the wear of flats coated with silver and gold was at unmeasurable levels, even after sliding tests of 110,000 passes. The wear of balls (uncoated) sliding against the Ag- and Au-coated flats was reduced by factors of 45 to more than 500 depending on coating type and ambient temperature. The friction coefficients of pairs with an IBAD-Ag or Au coating were in the range of 0.32--0.5.
Date: April 1, 1992
Creator: Erdemir, A.; Erck, R.A.; Fenske, G.R. & Nichols, F.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pull-test adhesion measurements of diamondlike carbon films on silicon carbide, silicon nitride, aluminum oxide, and zirconium oxide

Description: Hydrogenated amorphous carbon films or diamondlike carbon (DLC) films were formed by ion-beam deposition of 400 eV methane (CH{sub 4}) ions on several smooth and rough ceramics, as well as on ceramics coated with a layer of Si and Ti. Adhesion was measured by the pin-pull method. Excellent adhesion was measured for smooth SiC and Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}, but adhesion of DLC to Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and ZrO{sub 2} was negligible. The use of a Si bonding interlayer produced good adhesion to all the substrates, but a Ti layer was ineffective because bonding between the DLC film and Ti was poor. The presence of surface roughness appeared to greatly increase the measured adhesion in all cases. Bulk thermodynamic calculations are not directly applicable to bonding at the interface. If the standard enthalpy of formation for reaction between CH{sub 4} and substrate is calculated assumpting a carbide or carbon phase is produced, a relation is seen between reaction enthalpy and relative adhesion. Large positive enthalpies are associated with poor adhesion; negative or small positive enthalpies are associated with good adhesion. This relation between enthalpy and adhesion was also observed for DLC deposited on Si. Lack of adhesion to Ti was attributed to inadvertent formation of a surface oxide layer that rendered the enthalpy for reaction with CH{sub 4} strongly positive and similar in magnitude to that for Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and ZrO{sub 2}.
Date: October 1, 1993
Creator: Erck, R. A.; Nichols, F. A. & Dierks, J. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hydrogen pipeline compressors annual progress report.

Description: The objectives are: (1) develop advanced materials and coatings for hydrogen pipeline compressors; (2) achieve greater reliability, greater efficiency, and lower capital in vestment and maintenance costs in hydrogen pipeline compressors; and (3) research existing and novel hydrogen compression technologies that can improve reliability, eliminate contamination, and reduce cost. Compressors are critical components used in the production and delivery of hydrogen. Current reciprocating compressors used for pipeline delivery of hydrogen are costly, are subject to excessive wear, have poor reliability, and often require the use of lubricants that can contaminate the hydrogen (used in fuel cells). Duplicate compressors may be required to assure availability. The primary objective of this project is to identify, and develop as required, advanced materials and coatings that can achieve the friction, wear, and reliability requirements for dynamically loaded components (seal and bearings) in high-temperature, high-pressure hydrogen environments prototypical of pipeline and forecourt compressor systems. The DOE Strategic Directions for Hydrogen Delivery Workshop identified critical needs in the development of advanced hydrogen compressors - notably, the need to minimize moving parts and to address wear through new designs (centrifugal, linear, guided rotor, and electrochemical) and improved compressor materials. The DOE is supporting several compressor design studies on hydrogen pipeline compression specifically addressing oil-free designs that demonstrate compression in the 0-500 psig to 800-1200 psig range with significant improvements in efficiency, contamination, and reliability/durability. One of the designs by Mohawk Innovative Technologies Inc. (MiTi{reg_sign}) involves using oil-free foil bearings and seals in a centrifual compressor, and MiTi{reg_sign} identified the development of bearings, seals, and oil-free tribological coatings as crucial to the successful development of an advanced compressor. MiTi{reg_sign} and ANL have developed potential coatings for these rigorous applications; however, the performance of these coatings (as well as the nickel-alloy substrates) in high-temperature, high-speed hydrogen environments is unknown ...
Date: July 15, 2011
Creator: Fenske, G. R. & Erck, R. A. (Energy Systems)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Solid/liquid lubrication of ceramics at elevated temperatures

Description: This study investigates the effect of solid and liquid lubrication on friction and wear performance of silicon nitride (Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}) and cast iron. The solid lubricant was a thin silver film ({approx}2 {mu}m thick) produced on Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} by ion-beam-assisted deposition. A high-temperature polyol-ester-base synthetic oil served as the liquid lubricant. Friction and wear tests were performed with pin-on-disk and oscillating-slider wear test machines at temperatures up to 300{degrees}C. Without the silver films, the friction coefficients of Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}/Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} test pairs were 0.05 to 0.14, and the average wear rates of Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} pins were {approx}5 x 10{sup -8} mm{sup 3} N{sup -1}. The friction coefficients of Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}/cast iron test pairs ranged from 0.08 to 0.11, depending on test temperature. The average specific wear rates of cast iron pins were {approx}3 x 10{sup -7} mm{sup 3} N{sup -1} m{sup -1}. However, simultaneous use of the solid-lubricant silver and synthetic oil on the sliding surfaces reduced friction coefficients to 0.02 to 0.08. Moreover, the wear of Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} pins and silver-coated Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} disks was so low that it was difficult to assess by a surface profilometer. The wear rates of cast iron pins were {approx}7 x 10{sup -9} mm{sup 3} N{sup -1} m{sup -1} up to 250{degrees}C, but showed a tendency to increase slightly at much higher temperatures. In general, the test results demonstrated that the solid/liquid lubrication of ceramic and/or metallic components is both feasible and effective in controlling friction and wear.
Date: April 1, 1996
Creator: Erdemir, A.; Erck, R.A.; Fenske, G.R. & Hong, H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Biaxially aligned template films fabricated by inclined-substrate deposition for YBCO-coated conductor applications.

Description: Inclined substrate deposition (ISD) has the potential for rapid production of high-quality biaxially textured buffer layers, which are important for YBCO-coated conductor applications. We have grown biaxially textured MgO films by ISD at deposition rates of 20-100 {angstrom}/sec. Columnar grains with a roof-tile surface structure were observed in the ISD-MgO films. X-ray pole figure analysis revealed that the (002) planes of the ISD-MgO films are tilted at an angle from the substrate normal. A small {phi}-scan full-width at half maximum (FWHM) of {approx}9{sup o} was observed on MgO films deposited at an inclination angle of 55{sup o}. In-plane texture in the ISD MgO films developed in the first 0.5 {micro}m from the interface, then stabilized with further increases in film thickness. YBCO films deposited by pulsed laser deposition on ISD-MgO buffered Hastelloy C276 substrates were biaxially aligned with the c-axis parallel to the substrate normal. T{sub c} of 91 K with a sharp transition and transport J{sub c} of 5.5 x 10{sup 5} A/cm{sup 2} at 77 K in self-field were measured on a YBCO film that was 0.46-{micro}m thick, 4-mm wide, 10-mm long.
Date: August 12, 2002
Creator: Ma, B.; Li, M.; Koritala, R. E.; Fisher, B. L.; Erck, R. A.; Dorris, S. E. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High-rate reel-to-reel continuous coating of biaxially textured magnesium oxide thin films for coated conductors

Description: Biaxially textured thin films of magnesium oxide (MgO) were deposited by electron beam evaporation at deposition rates of 0.6 {mu}m/min on moving Ni-based alloy tapes as oriented buffer layers for coated conductors. Moving substrates were inclined with respect to the atomic vapor and translated through collimated dual vapor sources. Growth anisotropy in the MgO and self-shadowing effects due to the inclined angle combine to create biaxial texture in the deposited thin films. MgO films grown to a thickness of 2.0 {mu}m with this inclined-substrate deposition technique have yielded in-plane textures of 10--12{degree} fill-width half-maximum (FWHM). Results of a parametric study on the in-plane texture in short-length static-mode samples are presented, along with preliminary results of long-length samples deposited under translating conditions.
Date: January 12, 2000
Creator: Chudzik, M. P.; Erck, R. A.; Balachandran, U.; Luo, Z. P.; Miller, D. J. & Kannewurf, C. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

MOCVD growth and characterization of (Ba{sub x}Sr{sub 1{minus}x})Ti{sub 1+y}O{sub 3+z} thin films for high frequency devices

Description: The authors have investigated the structural and electrical characteristics of (Ba{sub x}Sr{sub 1{minus}x})Ti{sub 1+y}O{sub 3+z} (BST) thin films. The BST thin films were deposited at 650 C on platinized silicon with good thickness and composition uniformity using a large area, vertical liquid-delivery metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) system. The (Ba+Sr)/Ti ratio of the BST films was varied from 0.96 to 1.05 at a fixed Ba/Sr ratio of 70/30, as determined using x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF) and Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS). Patterned Pt top electrodes were deposited onto the BST films at 350 C through a shadow mask using electron beam evaporation. Annealing the entire capacitor structure in air at 700 C after deposition of top electrodes resulted in a substantial reduction of the dielectric loss. Useful dielectric tunability as high as 2.3:1 was measured.
Date: January 18, 2000
Creator: Baumann, P. K.; Streiffer, S. K.; Im, J.; Baldo, P.; McCormick, A.; Auciello, O. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The role of soft (metallic) film in tribological behavior of ceramic materials

Description: The friction coefficient and wear rate in structural ceramic materials are often too high to make them attractive for applications requiring dry sliding. The role of a thin soft silver film in improving the tribological characteristics of silicon nitride materials is investigated in this study. In a pin-on-disc contact configuration in reciprocating motion, the friction coefficient was reduced by about 50% and the wear rate by one to two orders of magnitude. The friction reduction is thought to be due to the reduction of the contact interface shear strength by the presence of the soft film. The wear rate reduction is likely due to modification of the contact stresses by the film. Combined, these two factors lead to a decrease in the magnitude of the damaging tensile stresses. The durability and thus the effectiveness of the film is very dependent on the bond strength (i.e., adhesion strength) between the film and the substrate. 21 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.
Date: January 1, 1990
Creator: Ajayi, O.O.; Erdemir, A.; Erck, R.A.; Fenske, G.R. & Nichols, F.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of metallic coating properties on the tribology of oil- lubricated coated-ceramics

Description: The friction and wear behavior of zirconia ceramics lubricated with solid coatings (AG, Au, and Nb), deposited by ion-beam-assisted-deposition (IBAD) techniques, and a polyol-ester-based synthetic oil are presented. These results demonstrate that, although the simultaneous use of soft (e.g. Ag and Au) solid lubricants in conjunction with the synthetic lubricant significantly reduces the friction and wear under boundary lubrication at temperatures up to 250{degree}C, the durability of the soft films was poor. In contrast, durability of Nb coating (in terms of chemical reactivity and adhesion during the tribo-tests) was better than that of the Ag or Au films. However, the friction and wear behavior of the Nb-coated films was poorer than that of the ceramics coated with Ag or Au.
Date: January 1, 1992
Creator: Ajayi, O.O.; Fenske, G.R.; Erdemir, A.; Erck, R.A.; Hsieh, J.H. & Nichols, F.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of metallic-coating properties on the tribology of coated and oil-lubricated ceramics

Description: Friction and wear behavior was determined for zirconia ceramics lubricated with solid coatings (Ag, Au, and Nb) deposited by ion-beam-assisted-deposition (IBAD) techniques, and a polyol-ester-based synthetic oil. Although the use of soft Ag and Au coatings as solid lubricants in conjunction with the synthetic oil significantly reduced the friction and wear under boundary lubrication at temperatures up to 250[degrees]C, these films had poor durability. In contrast, the Nb coating was more durable (in terms of chemical reactivity and adhesion during the tribo-tests) than were the Ag or Au films. However, the friction and wear behavior of the Nb-coated zirconia was poorer than that of the ceramics coated with Ag or Au.
Date: September 1, 1992
Creator: Ajayi, O.O.; Erdemir, A.; Fenske, G.R.; Erck, R.A.; Hsieh, J.H. & Nichols, F.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boundary film for structural ceramic materials

Description: Structural ceramic materials, like metals, will require lubrication if they are to be used extensively for tribological applications. The use of thin soft metallic coatings (specifically Ag) as a boundary film during mineral oil lubrication of silicon nitride (Si[sub 3]N[sub 4]) and zirconia (ZrO[sub 2]) ceramic materials was investigated in this study. With a pin-on-flat contact configuration in reciprocating sliding, the steady friction coefficient was reduced by a factor of 2 (0.14 [minus]0.16 vs. 0.06--0.07) when the flats were coated with Ag. Also, with Ag coatings the wear of pins was reduced to an unmeasurable level, whereas, in the absence of Ag coatings specific wear rates of [approx]2 [times] 10[sup [minus]9] -- 4 [times] 10[sup [minus]8] mm[sup 3]/Nm and [approx]7 [times] 10[sup [minus]8] -- 2 [times] 10[sup [minus]7] mm[sup 3]/Nm were measured for Si[sub 3]N[sub 4] and ZrO[sub 2] pins respectively. In addition to preventing direct contact between pins and flats, thereby reducing wear, the Ag coatings also act as a solid lubricant, help dissipate flash heating, and accelerate modification of the [lambda] ratio.
Date: May 1, 1992
Creator: Ajayi, O.O.; Erdemir, A.; Hsieh, J.H.; Erck, R.A.; Fenske, G.R. & Nichols, F.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boundary film for structural ceramic materials

Description: Structural ceramic materials, like metals, will require lubrication if they are to be used extensively for tribological applications. The use of thin soft metallic coatings (specifically Ag) as a boundary film during mineral oil lubrication of silicon nitride (Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}) and zirconia (ZrO{sub 2}) ceramic materials was investigated in this study. With a pin-on-flat contact configuration in reciprocating sliding, the steady friction coefficient was reduced by a factor of 2 (0.14 {minus}0.16 vs. 0.06--0.07) when the flats were coated with Ag. Also, with Ag coatings the wear of pins was reduced to an unmeasurable level, whereas, in the absence of Ag coatings specific wear rates of {approx}2 {times} 10{sup {minus}9} -- 4 {times} 10{sup {minus}8} mm{sup 3}/Nm and {approx}7 {times} 10{sup {minus}8} -- 2 {times} 10{sup {minus}7} mm{sup 3}/Nm were measured for Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} and ZrO{sub 2} pins respectively. In addition to preventing direct contact between pins and flats, thereby reducing wear, the Ag coatings also act as a solid lubricant, help dissipate flash heating, and accelerate modification of the {lambda} ratio.
Date: May 1, 1992
Creator: Ajayi, O. O.; Erdemir, A.; Hsieh, J. H.; Erck, R. A.; Fenske, G. R. & Nichols, F. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of metallic coating properties on the tribology of oil- lubricated coated-ceramics

Description: The friction and wear behavior of zirconia ceramics lubricated with solid coatings (AG, Au, and Nb), deposited by ion-beam-assisted-deposition (IBAD) techniques, and a polyol-ester-based synthetic oil are presented. These results demonstrate that, although the simultaneous use of soft (e.g. Ag and Au) solid lubricants in conjunction with the synthetic lubricant significantly reduces the friction and wear under boundary lubrication at temperatures up to 250{degree}C, the durability of the soft films was poor. In contrast, durability of Nb coating (in terms of chemical reactivity and adhesion during the tribo-tests) was better than that of the Ag or Au films. However, the friction and wear behavior of the Nb-coated films was poorer than that of the ceramics coated with Ag or Au.
Date: April 1, 1992
Creator: Ajayi, O. O.; Fenske, G. R.; Erdemir, A.; Erck, R. A.; Hsieh, J. H. & Nichols, F. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Synergistic effects of silver films and synthetic lubricants on boundary-lubrication behavior of ceramics

Description: In a study seeking to achieve low friction and low wear on ceramic materials, we investigated a new lubrication concept that explores the synergistic effect of a silver film and a recently developed synthetic oil on the boundary lubrication behavior of silicon nitride (Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}) ceramics. Friction and wear tests were performed on a wear test machine at temperatures up to 380{degree}C. Under the test conditions explored, we found that the friction coefficients of Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}/Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} test pairs during oil-lubricated sliding tests ranged from 0.1 to 0.35, and the average wear rates of ceramic pins were between 3 {times} 10{sup {minus}7} and 10{sup {minus}6} mm{sup 3} N{sup {minus}1} m{sup {minus}1}, depending on test temperature. Concurrent use of lubricant oil with a silver film had a synergistic effect on both friction and wear. When silver films are used at oil-lubricated sliding interfaces, wear rates of both pins and flats were reduced to unmeasurable levels and the friction coefficients were reduced by factors of two to ten below those of the test pairs without silver films. Beneficial synergistic effects of silver films and synthetic oil on the boundary-lubrication behavior of ceramics were more pronounced at elevated test temperatures than at room temperature.
Date: November 1, 1992
Creator: Erdemir, A.; Ajayi, O. O.; Erck, R. A.; Fenske, G. R.; Nichols, F. A.; Ockers, J. M. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department