Chemical modification in wear tracks of chemical vapor deposited diamond surfaces studied with X-ray absorption spectroscopy
2008 (English)In: Tribology letters, ISSN 1023-8883, E-ISSN 1573-2711, Vol. 32, no 1, 31-34 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We present high-quality X-ray absorption near edge structure spectra of chemical vapor-deposited diamond at the C K-edge recorded with high spatial resolution. We compare unworn surfaces with surfaces worn in Ar-atmosphere, in air, and in water, respectively. Strikingly, the degree of chemical modification in the wear tracks is strongest for wear in an inert Ar-atmosphere which we attribute to the massive creation of unsaturated bonds in the surface vicinity due to high friction forces. We discuss the nature of chemical modification, in particular, whether and to what degree graphitization, amorphization, and ex situ reactions take place.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 32, no 1, 31-34 p.
diamond, carbon, graphite, unlubricated friction, NEXAFS, abrasive wear
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-91767DOI: 10.1007/s11249-008-9357-7ISI: 000259699300004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-91767DiVA: diva2:164603