Effect of Fluorine Incorporation on DLC Films Deposited by Pulsed Cathodic Arc Deposition on Nitrile Butadiene Rubber and Polyurethane Rubber Substrates

Lijie Zhang, Xuemei Zong, Fei Guo, Bing He, Xiaoming Yuan
2020 Coatings  
Diamond-like carbon (DLC) and fluorinated diamond-like carbon (F-DLC) films were deposited via pulsed cathodic arc deposition on pretreated nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) and polyurethane (PU) rubber substrates. Both DLC and F-DLC films showed a more than 50% decrease in coefficients of friction compared to uncoated NBR and PU rubber substrates. The incorporation of fluorine was found to have little influence on the film coefficient of friction. However, a decrease in film wettability was
more » ... ttability was overserved in the F-DLC films compared to the DLC films.
doi:10.3390/coatings10090878 fatcat:blq7w7oibrcsreeqjanno73264