• Wear resistance of surface-modified TiNbSn alloy

    1 month ago - By Springer

    Abstract
    The wear resistance of TiNbSn alloy surfaces treated by plasma nitriding, TiN sputtering, and anodic oxidation was investigated with the goal of suppressing the release of wear debris that can act as abrasive particles. Among the investigated alloys, the anodized alloy exhibited the highest hardness, adhesive strength, surface roughness, and the lowest friction coefficient under dry conditions as well as in simulated body fluids of Hank's balanced salt solution. Wear tracks on the treated alloys, other than the anodized alloy, showed well-defined plow contours owing to adhesive...
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