Alloying MoS2 with Al and Au: structure and tribological performance

HOLBERY, J. D., PFLUEGER, E., SAVAN, A., GERBIG, Y., LUO, Quanshun, LEWIS, D. B. and MUNZ, W. D. (2003). Alloying MoS2 with Al and Au: structure and tribological performance. Surface and Coatings Technology, 169 (170), 716-720.

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Mechanical and tribological properties of MoS2 alloyed with Al and Au have been analysed using pin-on-disk. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and TEM to determine the relationship between coating structure and performance. Physical effects by the alloying partner, atomic percentage and variation of deposition parameters on the final behaviour of the coatings are evaluated. XRD and TEM analyses indicate two different structures exist in the MoS2 alloys studied: MoS2–Au alloys deposited from a compound target exhibited periodic distributed particles of 2.5–6 nm while MoS2–Al coatings evolved with a multi-layer architecture. XRD analysis indicates interfacial mixing and roughness present within the individual layers are greatest near 1 mTorr.

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Page Range: 716-720
Depositing User: Quanshun Luo
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2010 13:10
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 02:17

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