Anti-Abrasive Nanocoatings

1st Edition

Current and Future Applications

Authors: M Aliofkhazraei
Hardcover ISBN: 9780857092113
eBook ISBN: 9780857092175
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 9th December 2014
Page Count: 628
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This book provides an overview of the fabrication methods for anti-abrasive nanocoatings. The connections among fabrication parameters, the characteristics of nanocoatings and the resulting properties (i.e. nanohardness, toughness, wear rate, load-bearing ability, friction coefficient, and scratch resistance) are discussed. Size-affected mechanical properties of nanocoatings are examined, including their uses. Anti-abrasive nanocoatings, including metallic-, ceramic-, and polymeric-based layers, as well as different kinds of nanostructures, such as multi-layered nanocomposites and thin films, are reviewed.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the fabrication methods for anti-abrasive nanocoatings
  • Discusses the connections among fabrication parameters, the characteristics of nanocoatings and the resulting properties
  • Reviews advantages and drawbacks of fabrication methods for anti-abrasive nanocoatings and clarifies the place of these nanocoatings in the world of nanotechnology


Students, Researchers and Professionals studying engineering and surface materials

Table of Contents

  • List of figures
  • List of tables
  • About the editor
  • About the contributors
  • Preface
  • Part One

    • 1. Wear, friction and prevention of tribo-surfaces by coatings/nanocoatings

      • 1.1 Introduction
      • 1.2 Friction of materials
      • 1.3 Wear in metals, alloys and composites
      • 1.4 Materials and their selection for wear and friction applications
      • 1.5 Coatings/nanocoatings and surface treatments
      • 1.6 Conclusion
      • Acknowledgements
      • References
    • 2. An investigation into the tribological property of coatings on micro- and nanoscale

      • 2.1 Drivers of studying the origin of tribology behavior
      • 2.2 Contact at nanometer scale
      • 2.3 Atomic friction with zero separation
      • 2.4 Scratching wear at atomic scale
      • 2.5 Conclusion
      • References
    • 3. Stress on anti-abrasive performance of sol-gel derived nanocoatings

      • 3.1 Classical curvature stress for thin films on plate substrates
      • 3.2 Thermal stress of thin films
      • 3.3 Why do drying films crack?
      • 3.4 Cracks by stress come from constraint of shrinkage by the substrate
      • 3.5 Rapid sol-gel fabrication to confront tensile trailing cracks
      • 3.6 Anti-abrasive SiO2 film in application: self-assembling covalently bonded nanocoating
      • 3.7 Abrasive test
      • 3.8 Anti-abrasive performance of sol-gel nanocoatings
      • 3.9 Conclusion
      • Acknowledgments
      • References
    • 4. Self-cleaning glass

      • 4.1 Introduction
      • 4.2 History of glass
      • 4.3 Self-cleaning glass
      • 4.4 Hydrophilic coating
      • 4.5 Anti-reflective coating
      • 4.6 Porous materials
      • 4.7 Photocatalytic activity of TiO2
      • 4.8 Hydrophobic coatings
      • 4.9 Fabrication of self-cleaning glass
      • 4.10 Application of self-cleaning glasses
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About the Author

M Aliofkhazraei

Mahmood Aliofkhazraei is a PhD researcher in the Corrosion and Surface Engineering Group at the Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran, Iran. Having obtained his academic degrees from this university, his research has focussed on different aspects of nanocoatings. He is the author of over 50 scientific publications on nanocoatings and has received numerous scientific awards, including the Khwarizmi Award. In 2010, he was selected as the best young nanotechnologist nationwide. Mahmood is also a member of the National Association of Surface Sciences, Iranian Corrosion Association and the National Elite Foundation of Iran.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Materials Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran