Investigation of Friction and Wear Performance of Diamond Coating under Si3N4 Friction Pair
In this study, diamond coatings were deposited through the hot filament chemical vapor deposition method on cemented carbide under different methane concentrations, ranging from 1% to 5%, to analyze the performance of the diamond coatings under different loads and lubrication conditions . Friction and wear tests were carried out using ball-disk friction and wear tester under different loads and lubrication conditions. Scanning electron microscopy, high-resolution Raman spectrometry, optical microscopy, and a surface profiler were used to observe the surface morphology and quality of the coatings after the wear test. The results revealed that the coating prepared under 3% methane concentration was more stable during the friction test than that prepared under other methane concentrations. In addition, the coating prepared under 5% methane concentration had poor adhesion and experienced failure under excessive load. Furthermore, lubricating the friction surface with water effectively reduced the formation of abrasive wear and the friction coefficient, and thus the sample reached the stable stage faster. In addition, the wear rate of the coating under wet condition was approximately 4–5 times less than that under dry friction conditions.