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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
Publication 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.
URI: http://www.iom3.org/materialsworld/feature-pdfs/apr08/mw0408_sparkling_measured.pdf
http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/2590
ISSN: 0967-8638
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The Experimental Techniques Centre

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