Accession Number:

ADA383260

Title:

Temperature Dependent Studies of the Tribological Properties of Carbide and Nitride Hard Coatings

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Mar 1998-29 Feb 2000

Corporate Author:

HOUSTON UNIV TX DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-09-28

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The initial objective of acquiring instrumentation to allow microscopic tribological measurements to be made with atomic force microscopy as a function of temperature has been fully realized. This objective has been attained through the design and construction of a multi-chamber UHV surface analysis system, the design and construction of a sample transfer and manipulation hardware, and the design, installation and testing of a variable temperature, UHV, contact mode AFM. Experiments are now underway exploring the temperature dependence of fundamental tribological contacts.

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE