Type: physical and chemical analysis
Owner: Center odličnosti nanoznanosti in nanotehnologije (CO NIN)
Year of acq.: 2011
KET field: Advanced materials
Price for usage (EUR/h): 60
Responsible person: Peter Panjan
Responsible person email: Peter.Panjan@ijs.si
Possibilities to rent: Research is performed by researcher of JSI.
Purchase value (EUR): 87358
Description/Usage: The tribometer is used for characterization of friction and wear. In its basic configuration it performs the standard pin-on-disk test where the disk is the sample and the pin is a standard ball. During the test the friction coefficient is measured as a function of time. After the test is completed the wear track cross-section on the sample is measured by a profilometer (not part of this equipment). Using these data the wear rate is calculated. Advanced analysis of the wear pattern by other techniques is possible as well (optical microscopy, SEM, EDS, etc). The tribometer configuration is essential for evaluation of tribological properties of hard coatings, especially the ones with low wear rate, such as nanostructured hard coatings.
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