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A cost effective system for micro-tribology experiments.

Gee, M G; Gee, A D* (2007) A cost effective system for micro-tribology experiments. Wear, 263 (7-12). pp. 1484-1491.

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There is considerable interest in the development of micro-tribology measurement techniques. This is important not only for the assessment of tribological contacts in MEMS devices, but also as a tool that can be used to develop better understanding of the mechanisms that occur in macro-scale contacts from the interaction of asperities on the two contacting surfaces.This paper describes a simple cost-effective test system for micro-tribology experiments. This system is designed to make use of off the shelf high technology components, and is designed so that in-situ experiments can be carried out in the scanning electron microscope.

The utility of the test system is demonstrated by the results of experiments on WC/Co hardmetals, and also on a range of ceramic and carbon based coatings.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Wear, Friction, Scratch Testing, Micro-Tribology
Subjects: Advanced Materials
Advanced Materials > Surface Engineering
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:15
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/4068

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