Tribology of Diamond-Like Carbon Films

Fundamentals and Applications

  • Christophe Donnet
  • Ali Erdemir

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. General Overview on DLC Coatings

    1. J. Robertson
      Pages 13-24
    2. Andrea C. Ferrari
      Pages 25-82
    3. P. Lemoine, J. P. Quinn, P. D. Maguire, J. A. McLaughlin
      Pages 83-101
  3. Tribology of DLC Coatings Fundamentals and Experimental Studies

    1. J. Fontaine, C. Donnet, A. Erdemir
      Pages 139-154
    2. T. W. Scharf, I. L. Singer
      Pages 201-236
    3. A. Erdemir, J. Fontaine, C. Donnet
      Pages 237-262
    4. J. C. Sánchez-López, A. Fernández
      Pages 311-338
    5. K. Adachi, K. Kato
      Pages 339-361
    6. R. Wäsche, D. Klaffke
      Pages 362-382
    7. C. Manier, D. Spaltmann, M. Woydt
      Pages 383-409
  4. Applications and Future Trends in DLC's Tribology

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 655-664

About this book


Since their initial discovery, diamond-like carbon films have enjoyed an overwhelming interest from both the scientific and industrial communities. There now exist reliable models, computer simulations and experimental findings that clearly demonstrate their exceptional friction and wear properties. Tribology of Diamond-like Carbon Films discusses the most important structural, chemical, mechanical and tribological characteristics of DLC films, and emphasizes their applications in mechanical systems ranging in size from nano/micro (like MEMS, NEMS) to macro scale devices (like bearings, gears, aerospace mechanisms, various engine parts and components). The chapters of this book are particularly dedicated to the fundamental tribological issues that impact the performance and durability of these coatings in numerous industrial applications including automotive, microelectronic, aerospace, biomedical, and manufacturing.

Written by some of the most prominent world experts representing academia, national laboratories, and industrial companies, Tribology of Diamond-like Carbon Films is an important book for researchers and engineers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christophe Donnet
    • 1
  • Ali Erdemir
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire Hubert Curien UMR 5513University Institute of France and University Jean MonnetSaint-EtienneFrance
  2. 2.Energy Systems DivisionArgonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA

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