Über den Autor
Pr CHRISTOPHE DONNET is full professor of chemistry and material engineering in the University Jean Monnet, France. He is member of the "University Institut of France". He received his Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry from the University of Lyon, France, in 1990. He has been associate professor in the French engineering school "École Centrale de Lyon" and is now full professor in the University Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France. He performs research activities in thin film deposition and characterization, with highlights on correlations between deposition conditions, nanostructure, chemistry and tribological properties of coatings. Most of his works is related to superlow friction of MoS2 films and Diamond-like carbon (DLC), in particular through a strong collaboration with the IBM research division (Yorktown Heights, NY). He paid special attention on understanding the effect of hydrogen content of diamond-like carbon films on their friction behavior in ultra-high vacuum. His is now working on ultrashort laser processes to deposit doped and alloyed DLC films, and to induce surface microstructuration, by pulsed laser ablation. He is co-author of about 75 papers in refereed journal articles, 7 book and handbook chapters, and has given more than 125 technical presentations worldwide, including 12 invited talks. He becomes junior member of the "University Institute of France" in 2005.
Dr. ALI ERDEMIR is a Senior Scientist in the Energy Technology Division of Argonne National Laboratory. He received his B.S. in Metallurgy from Istanbul Technical University in 1977; and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1982 and 1986, respectively. Since joining Argonne in 1987, he has concentrated on the development of carbon-based novel tribomaterials and coatings that can provide exceptional friction and wear properties. In recognition of his outstanding research work in the field, Dr. Erdemir has received several prestigious awards and honors, including three R&D-100 Awards in 1991, 1998, and 2003, the Innovative Research Award of ASME-International, 1999; two Al Sonntag (in 1992 and 2001) and an Edmond E. Bisson (in 1998) Award from the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE); Discover Magazine Award in 1998; Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award of the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2000. He has been an active member of several professional societies, including STLE, ASME, ASM-International, AVS, and MRS and he is a fellow of ASM-International and STLE. Dr. Erdemir is the author or co-author of more than 110 refereed journal articles, 8 book/handbook chapters, and has given more than 200 technical presentations worldwide (many of which are invited). He holds 7 U.S. Patents.
Classification of DLC Films.- Nondestructive Characterization of Carbon Films.- Mechanical Characterization and Properties of DLC Films.- Residual Stresses in DLC Films and Adhesion to Various Substrates.- Fundamentals of the Tribology of DLC Coatings.- Environmental and Thermal Effects on the Tribological Performance of DLC Coatings.- Third Bodies and Tribochemistry of DLC Coatings.- An Overview of Superlubricity in Diamond-like Carbon Films.- Hard DLC Growth and Inclusion in Nano-Structured Wear Protective Coatings.- Environmental and Surface Chemical Effects on Tribological Properties of Carbon-Based Coatings.- Triboemission and Triboplasma Generation with DLC Films.- Doping and Alloying Effects on DLC Coatings.- Tribology of DLC Films under Fretting Conditions.- Tribology of DLC Films Under Slip-Rolling Conditions.- Tribological Behavior of DLC Films in Various Lubrication Regimes.- Industrial Production of DLC Coatings.- DLC Films in Mechanical and Manufacturing Industry.- Wear Resistance of Amorphous DLC and Metal Containing DLC in Industrial Applications.- Nanotribology of Ultrathin and Hard Amorphous Carbon Films.- Laser Processing of Tribological DLC Films: An Overview.- New Trends in Boundary Lubrication of DLC Coatings.- Fullerene-like Carbon Nitride: A New Carbon-Based Tribological Coating.
This book highlights some of the most important structural, chemical, mechanical and tribological characteristics of DLC films. It is particularly dedicated to the fundamental tribological issues that impact the performance and durability of these coatings. The book provides reliable and up-to-date information on available industrial DLC coatings and includes clear definitions and descriptions of various DLC films and their properties.
Despite being in the spotlight for a very long time; there is no such book that is dedicated to the Tribology and applications of DLC films. Both scientifically and industrially, interest in these films has grown rapidly in recent years and this trend is expected to grow even further with increasing industrial applications. This book contains some of the most relevant and fundamental information on the Tribology and applications of DLC films. It also provides reliable and up-to-date information on different DLC coatings and their tribological properties which are available for use in various industrial applications. Written by pioneering experts in the field from academia, industry and research laboratories, this comprehensive volume covers theoretical, experimental and practical aspects of DLC films.