Tribological behavior of plasma sprayed Al-Cu-Fe + Sn quasicrystalline composite coatings

Tianmin Shao, Xiankun Cao, Eric Fleury, Do Hyang Kim, Meng Hua, Dao Se

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In this paper, we intend to present results on the effect of a soft phase on the tribological properties of Al-Cu-Fe-based composite coatings. Quasicrystalline-based composite powders with a Sn volume fraction varying from 0% to 30% were prepared by gas atomization before deposition onto medium carbon steel substrates by the air plasma spray technique. The friction and wear behavior of the QC composite coatings was investigated in dry air with a ball-on-disk test machine under reciprocating motion. The results of this experimental investigation indicated that the addition of 20 vol.% Sn enabled an improvement of the wear owing to an enhancement of the fracture toughness of the composite coatings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)466-470
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Mar 15
Event8th International Conference on Quasicrystals - Bangalore, India
Duration: 2002 Sept 82002 Sept 13

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Funding Information:
The authors would also thank Mr C.J. Wu from the Beijing Institute of Material Research for his contribution in preparation of plasma spray coatings. This project, no. 50075042, was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China. E.F. and D.-H.K. are grateful for the financial support by the Creative Research Initiatives of the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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