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Journal of Thin Films, Coating Science Technology & Application

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      Sliding Ceramic Friction is Reduced by Special Coating

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      Deadline for Manuscript Submission

      March 31st, 2023

      Deadline for Publication

      April 15, 2023

    Special Issue Description

    Dear Collegues,

    The tribological obstacles that components utilized in wet, lubricated, or submerged settings must overcome can ultimately influence performance and shorten the life of the larger system, especially when those components slide or come into contact with other components.
    This procedure involves the creation of mechanical seals, high-pressure valves, and pump parts that can withstand corrosive, moist environments.
    Because these substrates have a consistently high COF when uncoated, they are also easily damaged by the high friction of sliding or mating parts. In light of this, it is preferred to maintain sliding parts' coefficients of friction as close to zero as possible. The coefficient of friction (COF) quantifies how much friction there is between two surfaces. The force necessary to cause sliding is less than it is when the COF is high, according to a low value of COF.
    There are industrial thin film coatings available that can lower friction to significantly increase the life and functionality of crucial components. This so-called diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings can drastically reduce COF while significantly increasing the surface hardness of even hard ceramic substrates.


    *Lubricated *Corrosive environment *Friction *COF *Coating *Carbon *DLC *Amorphous

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