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Tribological Synthesis Method for Producing Low-Friction Surface Film Coating

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An article of method of manufacture of a low friction tribological film on a substrate. The article includes a substrate of a steel or ceramic which has been tribologically processed with a lubricant containing selected additives and the additives, temperature, load and time of processing can be selectively controlled to bias formation of a film on the substrate where the film is an amorphous structure exhibiting highly advantageous low friction properties.
AJAYI, Oyelayo O. (Oswego, IL), LORENZO-MARTIN, Maria De La (Darian, IL), FENSKE, George R. (Downers Grove, IL)
Uchicago Argonne LLC (Chicago IL)
14/ 038,121
September 26, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0001] The United States Government has certain rights in the invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Chicago operating Argonne National Laboratory.