Accession Number:

ADA316374

Title:

Nanostructure of Au-2O% Pd Layers in MoS2 Multilayer Solid Lubricant Films,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

High-resolution electron microscopy imaging and electron and X-ray diffraction techniques have been used to characterize the structure of low and high flux Au-20Pd layers in Au-20PdMoS2 multilayer solid lubricant thin films. Images clearly reveal different morphologies for the metal layers in the two flux regimes, which can be correlated to the variation in fracture resistance reported by an earlier indentation study. In the lower metal flux regime, three-dimensional islands with single-crystal and multiply twinned structures are seen, while quasi-continuous, polycrystalline regions are seen in the higher flux case.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE