Improving friction behavior of MAO-coatings by vacuum-plasma treatment

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We investigated the potential of fine antifriction carbon-containing layers applied by the plasma-assisted method to improve the behavior of MAO-coatings on aluminum alloys in friction. Friction coefficient was measured at sliding of tungsten carbide ball over the coated disc. It is demonstrated that vacuum-plasma treatment reduces the friction coefficient from 0.62 to 0.18, the behavior of the friction couple becomes steady due to weaker adhesion between the bodies.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-79
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Friction and Wear
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1998