Formation of surface layer with nanosize grain-subgrain structure due to friction of a copper-tool steel pair

S. Yu Tarasov, A. V. Kolubaev

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The process of nanostructuring of a copper specimen in a friction pair with tool steel is studied. Diffraction analysis of the nanocrystalline layer formed due to friction on the surface of the specimen is performed. The mechanism of straining of the layer is associated with flow of viscous Newtonian fluid or of granulated medium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-188
Number of pages6
JournalMetal Science and Heat Treatment
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • nanostructuring
  • shear instability
  • sliding friction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Mechanics of Materials

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