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Tribological Characteristics of Silver Electroless-Plating Process According to Thicknesses Variation

무전해 도금 코팅 공정을 이용한 은 박막의 두께 변화에 따른 트라이볼로지 특성

  • Received : 2012.07.06
  • Accepted : 2012.10.25
  • Published : 2013.02.04

Abstract

In this study, the tribological characteristics of silver films that were deposited on a glass substrate by electroless plating were investigated. The electroless-plating method has many notable advantages. It is easy and economical to obtain solid films using this coating process, and it can be applied to both nonconducting and conducting substrates. In this study, silver was selected as the electroless-plating material because it is one of the most common materials used as a solid lubricant. The mechanical properties of silver electroless-plated specimens were investigated for various coating conditions. The thickness of the coating could be controlled by varying the electroless-plating time. The properties of the coatings were investigated using AFM, SEM, and a tribotester.

Keywords

Electroless-Plating;Friction;Roughness;Thickness;Wear

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단

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