Fabrication of low friction bronze-graphite nano-composite coatings

T. Nickchi, M. Ghorbani, A. Alfantazi, Z. Farhat

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Abstract

This paper addresses the fabrication of bronze-nano-graphite coatings containing 30. nm sized graphite particles. Addition of Poly Vinyl Pyrrolidone (PVP) and dispersing the suspension by ultrasound was utilized to stabilize the electroplating solution. Pulsed current electrodeposition was used and the deposits were characterized in terms of graphite content, particle dispersion in coating and morphology. The wear behavior of the coating was compared to bronze-micro-graphite coatings prepared with the same experimental conditions. The present coating showed improved wear resistance in comparison to bronze-micro-graphite coatings at the same graphite content.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)3548-3553
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials and Design
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011

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