Surface Chemistry of Ball Bearing Steels I.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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The lifetime and performance characteristics of ball bearing surfaces and sliding contacts are determined in part by their surface chemistry. This work is in the nature of a survey to identify the important aspects of the various bearing preparation techniques, using newly available analytical tools which are sensitive to the surface layers. Examples of Auger spectroscopic surface analyses will be presented which illustrate the surface compositional changes due to different aspects of specimen preparation cleaning techniques, specimen handling procedures, and chemical treatment technology.
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