Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 43, Issue 5, pp 1716–1722 | Cite as

Formation of composite Cu–graphite and Cu–PTFE coatings and their tribological characterization

  • Hamid Omidvar
  • Guy Stremsdoerfer
  • Yunny Meas


The Dynamic Chemical Plating (DCP) technique allows production of 2-μm copper films containing particles of graphite or PTFE in 18 and 15 min, respectively, at ambient temperature. DCP yields composites with particle-incorporation fractions of 12% for graphite micro-particles and 22% for PTFE nano-particles. The composite films show excellent tribological properties, acting as self-lubricating coatings with friction coefficients as low as 0.18.


Friction Coefficient PTFE Composite Film Graphite Particle Copper Film 



The authors thank T.W. Chapman and M. Vilallon of CIDETEQ for their helpful comments on the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mining and Metallurgical EngineeringAmirkabir University of TechnologyTehranIran
  2. 2.Tribological & Dynamical Systems LaboratoryEcole Centrale of LyonEcullyFrance
  3. 3.Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico en Electroquímica (CIDETEQ)Parque Tecnológico Querétaro, SanfandilaQuerétaroMéxico

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