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      Tribology of multilayer coatings for wear reduction: A review


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          Friction and wear phenomena encountered in mechanical systems with moving components are directly related to efficiency, reliability and life of the system. Hence, minimizing and controlling these phenomena to achieve the desired system performance is crucial. Among the numerous strategies developed for reducing friction and wear, coatings have been successfully utilized in various engineering applications to mitigate tribological problems. One of the benefits of coatings is that they may be fabricated using a variety of materials in several different forms and structures to satisfy the requirements of the operating conditions. Among many types, coatings that are comprised of a combination of materials in the form of a multilayer have been gaining much interest due to the added degree of freedom in tailoring the coating property. In this paper, the properties and development status of multilayer coating systems for tribological applications were reviewed with the aim to gain a better understanding regarding their advantages and limitations. Specifically, focus was given to Ti-based and Cr-based coatings since Ti and Cr were identified as important elements in multilayer coating applications. Emphasis was given to materials, design concepts, mechanical properties, deposition method, and friction and wear characteristics of these types of coatings.

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                Tsinghua Science and Technology
                Tsinghua University Press (Xueyuan Building, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China )
                05 September 2017
                : 05
                : 03
                : 248-262 (pp. )
                [ 1 ] Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, Republic of Korea
                [ 2 ] Center for Nano-Wear, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, Republic of Korea
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                * Corresponding author: Dae-Eun KIM, E-mail: kimde@ 123456yonsei.ac.kr

                Mahdi KHADEM. He received his bachelor degree in mechanical engineering (solid design) from Qazvin International Azad University (QIAU) in 2013. After then, he joined the Center for Nano Wear (CNW) and obtained his M.S. degree from Yonsei University, in 2015. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the same center. His research interests include tribology, coating and surface design, and nanotechnology.

                Dae-Eun KIM. He is currently a professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering and the Director of the Center for Nano-Wear (CNW) at Yonsei University. Prof. Kim received his B.S. degree from Tufts Univ., and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from M.I.T. He was an assistant professor at the Ohio State University before joining Yonsei University in 1993. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of IJPEM and Senior Editor of JMST. He is also the Chair of the Technical Committee for Tribology of International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM). His research interests are micro/nano-tribology, functional coatings, and surface modification techniques.


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                Figures: 7, Tables: 2, References: 67, Pages: 15
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                Materials technology,Materials properties,Thin films & surfaces,Mechanical engineering
                wear,tribology,multilayer coating,friction


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