Tribology Letters

, 66:151 | Cite as

Particulate Matter Generation Properties from Sliding Parts Made of Various Carbonaceous Films

  • Masatoshi Miyake
  • Shojiro MiyakeEmail author
Original Paper


The purpose of this work is to reduce the particulate matter (PM) generation from sliding parts by applying carbonaceous films. We investigate particle generation properties of wear-resistant carbonaceous films in the form of a particle size distribution chart. Using a laser scattering type particle counter, we evaluated the particle generation properties of sliding parts coated with high crystallinity, N+-implanted high-crystallinity and low-crystallinity diamond films, diamond-like carbon films deposited by ion beam enhanced deposition using static and dynamic mixing methods, Si3N4 silicon nitride, and SUS340C stainless steel. The diamond films showed significantly lower particle generation, especially for large particles, than DLC, Si3N4, and SUS340C films owing to lower wear. Particle generation from N+-implanted diamond films was greater for small particles than for the other diamond films owing to the wear of the N+-implanted layer.


Particulate matter Particle generation Sliding part Diamond film DLC film 



This research was performed with the experimental help of graduate students at Nippon Institute of Technology. We thank Jim Bailey, PhD, from Edanz Group ( for editing a draft of this manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nishogakusha UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Nippon Institute of TechnologySaitamaJapan

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