Friction and wear properties of quasi-periodic material coatings

C. I. Lang*, D. Shechtman, E. Gonzalez

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Quasicrystalline (QC) materials are of interest not only because of their unique structure, but also because they exhibit unusual properties which are potentially useful in industrial applications. In the present study a range of aluminium-based QC alloys, in the form of plasma-sprayed coatings, has been produced and evaluated. For the first time the influence of heat treatment on the structure and properties of these coatings has been systematically investigated. Of the nine QC coatings investigated, those of the Al-Cu-Fe-Cr system and the Al-Pd-Mn system showed the most promising combination of good hardness with low coefficient of friction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-192
Number of pages4
JournalBulletin of Materials Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1999
Externally publishedYes


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