Accession Number : ADA019423

Title :   The Adhesion, Friction, and Wear of Sputtered Titanium Carbide Coatings on Polished Steel Substrates.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Ching-Yu-Wu,Lawrence

Report Date : DEC 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : The objectives of the research program were to investigate the friction and wear behavior of sputter deposited TiC coatings on polished steel substrates. The variables investigated included rubbing speed, normal load and film thickness. A pin-on-disc machine was constructed for making the friction and wear measurements. As highly adherent films were desirable for this study, the initial work of Greene and Pestes was extended to include the influence of Argon sputtering pressure on adhesion. Films used for wear measurements were those in which adhesion was optimized through control of substrate temperature, substrate bias, and Argon sputtering pressure.

Descriptors :   *COATINGS, *WEAR RESISTANCE, TITANIUM COMPOUNDS, CARBIDES, SPUTTERING, ADHESION, FRICTION, WEAR, STEEL, SUBSTRATES, THESES

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE