Tribotechnical and Mechanical Properties of Coarse-Grained and Submicrocrystalline Ti–Al–V (VT6) Alloy with a Ti–C–Mo–S Multi-Component Antifriction Coating

A. I. Potekaev, V. M. Savostikov, A. N. Tabachenko, E. F. Dudarev, I. A. Shulepov

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    The results of a comparative study of the effect of a nanophase Ti–C–Mo–S coating on tribotechnical and mechanical properties of a VT6 (α+β)-titanium alloy in its coarse-grained and submicrocrystalline states are presented. To form the coating of a Ti–C–Mo–S chemical composition, use is made of a low-temperature magnetron-plasma deposition process at the substrate temperature not higher than 300°С. With a 1–1.3μm multi-component nanophase coating, the friction coefficient in a friction pair of the like grain structure (submicrocrystalline or coarse-grained) is shown to reduce by a few factors, while the wear resistance appears to increase by two orders of magnitude. The high strength achieved in the alloy due to the formation of the submicrocrystalline structure is maintained.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)573-579
    Number of pages7
    JournalRussian Physics Journal
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014



    • friction coefficient
    • magnetronplasma synthesis
    • multi-component coating
    • strength
    • submicrocrystalline structure
    • titanium alloy
    • wear resistance

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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