Recent Advances in Hard, Tough, and Low Friction Nanocomposite Coatings
Tsinghua Science and Technology
Nanocomposite 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.
Copyright © 2005, Tsinghua University Press
Tsinghua University Press
Voevodin, Andrey A.; Zabinski, Jeffrey S.; and Muratore, Christopher, "Recent Advances in Hard, Tough, and Low Friction Nanocomposite Coatings" (2005). Chemical and Materials Engineering Faculty Publications. 163.