Frictional Changes Induced by the Ion Implantation of Steel

  • N. E. W. Hartley
  • G. Dearnaley
  • J. F. Turner
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The aim of the present work has been to demonstrate a significant change in the mechanical properties of a metal surface due to implantation with various selected ion species. Ions were implanted into steel specimens to doses between 1016 and 1017 ions/cm2 and frictional force measurements were carried out using a loaded tungsten carbide ball, under dry and lubricated conditions. Marked effects were observed, and their interpretation was aided by scanning electron microscopy, Talysurf examination and helium ion backscattering experiments. Some of the latter work utilised a 20 µm diameter helium microbeam.


Wear Track Solid Lubricant Friction Measurement Wear Groove Backscatter Spectrum 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. E. W. Hartley
    • 1
  • G. Dearnaley
    • 2
  • J. F. Turner
    • 2
  1. 1.Applied Sciences Dept.University of SussexUK
  2. 2.AEREHarwellEngland

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