Wear and friction of unio crassus shell in dry sliding contact with steel

J. P. Hirvonen*, R. Lappalainen, J. Koskinen, J. Likonen, M. Pekkarinen

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Abstract

Biological materials such as shells can possess good wear and friction properties and may therefore be useful in unseen applications. In this study, the chemical composition of Unid Crassus shells were characterized using SIMS and Rutherford backscattering microscopy and the microstructure was determined using XRD and SEM. Results indicate a reasonably low friction coefficient and a wear resistance comparable to the best synthetic diamond-like carbon films. However, deterioration ensues when stored at room temperature for 150 days.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
PublisherMATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY
Pages133-137
Number of pages5
Volume330
ISBN (Print)1-55899-229-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventMaterials Research Society Fall Meeting - Boston, United States
Duration: 29 Nov 19933 Dec 1993

Publication series

NameMATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS
Volume330
ISSN (Print)0272-9172
ISSN (Electronic)1946-4274

Conference

ConferenceMaterials Research Society Fall Meeting
Abbreviated titleMRS
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period29/11/199303/12/1993

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