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Friction- and wear-reducing coating

United States Patent

October 18, 2011
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A coating includes a first layer of a ceramic alloy and a second layer disposed on the first layer and including carbon. The coating has a hardness of from 10 to 20 GPa and a coefficient of friction of less than or equal to 0.12. A method of coating a substrate includes cleaning the substrate, forming the first layer on the substrate, and depositing the second layer onto the first layer to thereby coat the substrate.
Zhu; Dong (Farmington Hills, MI), Milner; Robert (Warren, MI), Elmoursi; Alaa AbdelAzim (Troy, MI)
Eaton Corporation (Cleveland, OH)
12/ 493,713
June 29, 2009
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The invention described herein was made in the course of research under Department of Energy Grant No. DE-FG36-06GO16054. The federal government may have certain rights in the invention.