Sliding wear of quasicrystalline coatings

R. P. Matthews*, C. I. Lang, D. Shechtman

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The mass loss during sliding wear of several quasicrystalline (QC) coatings has been measured. QC coatings of the Al-Cu-Fe, Al-Cu-Fe-Cr and Al-Pd-Mn systems have been investigated and compared with a hardened tool steel and a WC-6% Co hardmetal. The wear rates of the coatings are in general comparable to conventional metallic materials. There is some variation in sliding wear behaviour of different QC coatings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-181
Number of pages3
JournalTribology Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


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