Tribological characteristics of silver Electroless-Plating process according to thicknesses variation

Hyun Dai Lee, Dae Eun Kim

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In this study, the tribological characteristics of silver films that were deposited on a glass substrate by electroless plating were investigated. The electroless-plating method has many notable advantages. It is easy and economical to obtain solid films using this coating process, and it can be applied to both nonconducting and conducting substrates. In this study, silver was selected as the electroless-plating material because it is one of the most common materials used as a solid lubricant. The mechanical properties of silver electroless-plated specimens were investigated for various coating conditions. The thickness of the coating could be controlled by varying the electroless-plating time. The properties of the coatings were investigated using AFM, SEM, and a tribotester.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-225
Number of pages7
JournalTransactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, A
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering


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