Reports labeled as chapters 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, and 10 of a NASA technical memorandum that addresses topics in tribology have been compiled into a document that emphasizes those aspects of the subject matter that pertain to chemical-vapor-deposited (CVD) diamond and diamond-like films. The titles of the reports are the following: "Solid Lubrication Fundamentals and Applications [—] Characterization of Solid Surfaces," "Solid Lubrication Fundamentals and Applications [—] Properties of Clean Surfaces: Adhesion, Friction, and Wear," "Solid Lubrication Fundamentals and Applications [—] Properties of Contaminated Surfaces: Adhesion, Friction, and Wear," "Aerospace Mechanisms and Tribology Technology: Case Studies," "Structures and Mechanical Properties of Natural and Synthetic Diamonds," "Chemical-Vapor-Deposited Diamond Film," and "Surface Design and Engineering Toward Wear-Resistant, Self-Lubricant Diamond Films and Coatings." The collection is accompanied by a single-page preface that summarizes the economic and technological significance of CVD diamond as a solid lubricant and as a mechanically, chemically protective coating material.

This work was done by Kazuhisa Miyoshi of Glenn Research Center. To obtain a copy of the documents, access the Technical Support Package (TSP) free on-line at  under the Materials category.

Inquiries concerning rights for the commercial use of this invention should be addressed to

NASA Glenn Research Center,
Commercial Technology Office,
Attn: Steve Fedor,
Mail Stop 4 — 8,
21000 Brookpark Road,
Cleveland, Ohio 44135.

Refer to LEW-16969.

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This article first appeared in the March, 2000 issue of NASA Tech Briefs Magazine.

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