Lubrication of Carbon-based Coatings

Hae Jin Kim, Chang Lae Kim, Dae Eun Kim

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With the development of precision manufacturing mechanical systems, interest in novel materials with improved mechanical properties has increased rapidly. In this regard, superior tribological properties of the materials are essential to achieve the appropriate level of reliability and lifetime of mechanical systems. Thus, various attempts in lowering the friction and wear have been proposed by applying new functional coatings on the mechanical components. Recently, CNTs and graphene are considered as one of the promising candidates for the solid lubricants due to high intrinsic mechanical properties and exceptional lubrication performance for prolonged lifetime of various mechanical components. In this work, we investigated the lubrication performance of the carbon-based coatings on a target substrate deposited using an electrohydrodynamic spraying process (ESP). The experimental results and corresponding analysis revealed that the carbon-based coatings deposited by ESP would aid in the advancement of precision mechanical systems in a wide range of tribological applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3775-3778
Number of pages4
JournalMechanisms and Machine Science
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea Government (MSIT) (No. 2010-0018289 and No. 2018R1C1B5085931).

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© 2019, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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