WC-Ni, high-intensity-pulsed ion beam (HIPIB), low friction
Two types of commercial WC-Ni samples were irradiated with the High-intensity pulsed ion beam (HIPIB). Both the surface characteristics and tribo-characteristics of the non-irradiated and irradiated WC-Ni samples, sliding against graphite under water lubrication, were compared. Quite low steady friction coefficients (approximately of 0.02) of the irradiated WC-Ni were observed. The surface topographies and components were investigated. The quite low friction of the irradiated WC-Ni samples was ascribed to the higher fluid retention capability of the latter and the tribofilm formed during sliding.
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Gaolong ZHANG, Yuechang WANG, Ying LIU et al. Significant friction reduction of high-intensity pulsed ion beam irradiated WC-Ni against graphite under water lubrication. Friction 2019, 07(03): 217-226.