The purpose of this paper is to investigate the tribological properties of carbonized polydopamine/reduced graphene oxide (CPDA/rGO) composite coatings.
CPDA/rGO composite coatings were prepared using the spray technique and subsequent pyrolysis under argon. The transmission electron microscopy, field-emission scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy revealed the conversion of PDA and GO into CPDA and rGO, respectively.
The results of tribological investigations show that the CPDA/rGO composite coatings with heat treatment at 300°C possess much better friction-reduction and anti-wear properties.
The worn surfaces of the PDA/GO composite films after heat treatment at 300°C were much smoother than that of the copper substrate. The tribofilms containing C, N, O and Cu played an important role on reducing friction and increasing wear resistance.
The authors thank the support of Project of Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51775282), Shan Dong Province Nature Science Foundation (Grant ZR2017MEM001; ZR2019MEE018) and Open Project of National United Engineering Laboratory for Advanced Bearing Tribology, Henan University of Science and Technology (201810).
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The authors declare no competing interests.
Yang, M., Jia, Z., Wei, D., Wang, Y., Pang, X., Zhen, J., Zhang, R. and Yu, B. (2020), "Tribological properties of carbonized polydopamine/rGO composite coatings", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 72 No. 1, pp. 54-65. https://doi.org/10.1108/ILT-06-2019-0203
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