Accession Number:

ADA011431

Title:

Surface Chemistry of Ball Bearing Steels I.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1975-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Properties of Metals and Alloys
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE