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Mechanical properties of thin carbon overcoats

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Steve Bull, Dr Alexander Korsunsky

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Abstract

Thin diamond-like carbon coatings are now widely used to protect hard discs, tape heads and air bearings. Although widely applied, these materials still suffer some drawbacks. An account is presented of the problems associated with the assessment of the mechanical properties of such coatings. The limits for use of Nanoindentation to assess the plasticity of the coating are detailed.


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Author(s): Bull SJ, Korsunsky AM

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Tribology International

Year: 1998

Volume: 31

Issue: 9

Pages: 547-551

Print publication date: 01/09/1998

ISSN (print): 0301-679X

ISSN (electronic): 1879-2464

Publisher: Pergamon

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0301-679X(98)00072-3

DOI: 10.1016/S0301-679X(98)00072-3


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