The Use of Triboemission Imaging and Charge Measurements to Study DLC Coating Failure
AbstractWe present a study on the simultaneous evolution of the electron emission and surface charge accumulation that occurs during scratching tests in order to monitor coating failure. Steel discs coated with a diamond-like-carbon (DLC) film were scratched in both vacuum (~10−5 Torr) and atmospheric conditions, with electron emission and surface charge being measured by a system of microchannel plates and an electrometer, respectively. The results highlight a positive correlation between emission intensity values, surface charge measurements and surface damage topography, suggesting the effective use of these techniques to monitor coating wear in real time. View Full-Text
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Ciniero, A.; Le Rouzic, J.; Reddyhoff, T. The Use of Triboemission Imaging and Charge Measurements to Study DLC Coating Failure. Coatings 2017, 7, 129.
Ciniero A, Le Rouzic J, Reddyhoff T. The Use of Triboemission Imaging and Charge Measurements to Study DLC Coating Failure. Coatings. 2017; 7(8):129.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ciniero, Alessandra; Le Rouzic, Julian; Reddyhoff, Tom. 2017. "The Use of Triboemission Imaging and Charge Measurements to Study DLC Coating Failure." Coatings 7, no. 8: 129.
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