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Volume 15, 2017II International Conference of Computational Methods in Engineering Science (CMES’17)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Material Properties And Structure Research Methods|
|Published online||15 December 2017|
Structure and tribological properties of MoS2 low friction thin films
1 Silesian University of Technology, Institute of Engineering Materials and Biomaterials, 44-100 Gliwice, poland
2 LISS, a.s., Dopravni 2603, 756 61 Roznov p.R., Czech Republic
3 Koszalin University of Technology, Department of Technical Physics and Nanotechnology, 75-453 Koszalin, poland
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The main aim of the studies was the deposition of the AlCrN film, covered by molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) – based lubricant, on the austenitic steel substrate. The AlCrN and MoS2 layers were deposited by PVD lateral rotating ARC-cathodes (LARC) and magnetron sputtering technology on the X6CrNiMoTi17-12-2 respectively. Structural characterizations of the MoS2 thin films have been carried out using SEM (scanning electron microscopy) and AFM (atomic force microscopy) to determine the surface topography as well as HRTEM (high-resolution transmission electron microscopy) and Raman spectroscopy for structural investigations. The tribological wear relationships using ball-on-disc test were specified for surface layers, determining the friction co-efficient and mass loss of the investigated surfaces. Tests of the coatings’ adhesion to the substrate material were made using the scratch test. HRTEM investigation shows an amorphous character of the MoS2 layer. In sliding dry friction conditions, the friction co-efficient for the investigated elements is set in the range between 0.4-0.5. The investigated coating reveals high wear resistance. The coating demonstrated a dense cross-sectional morphology as well as good adhesion to the substrate. The good properties of the PVD AlCrN+MoS2 coatings make them suitable in various engineering and industrial applications.
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