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Title: Sparkling touchdown
Authors: Podgoric, S
Jones, BJ
Bulpett, R
Franks, J
Keywords: DLC;Diamond-like Carbon;Aerospace;Environment;PECVD;Epoxy;Sustainability
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Institute of Materials
Citation: Materials World 16(4): 21 - 11, Apr 2008
Abstract: Diamond-like carbon combines the properties of graphite and diamond to provide an inert, hard wearing, low-friction, thin-film barrier coating that can be deposited uniformly over a large area. Medical and electronic applications – including surgical implants and hard-disk heads - currently benefit from this versatile material, which has recently emerged into the limelight on the latest razor blades, and for high-performance manufacturing applications. Researchers at Brunel University and Hawker Pacific Aerospace, collaborating as part of an EPSRC sponsored Environmental Technology Engineering Doctorate (EngD) scheme, are investigating diamond-like carbon as a hard wearing, anti-corrosion coating on aircraft components, as an alternative to current techniques that rely on heavy metals.
ISSN: 0967-8638
Appears in Collections:Materials Engineering
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