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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Bulletin of Materials Science|
|Publication status||Published - May 1999|