Friction and wear of ferrous materials in hydrogen gas environment

Kanao Fukuda, Joichi Sugimura

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


    The effects of trace impurities in hydrogen environment were studied. A pin-on-disk apparatus set in a vacuum chamber equipped with a turbo molecular pump and a gas purifier enabled the control of trace water at 0.5-90 ppm in hydrogen environment. The significant influences were recognized on the coefficient of friction and specific wear rates of both ferrous materials and the influences varied by the types of ferrous materials. XPS analysis of sliding surfaces suggested the formation of iron oxide and hydroxide especially when the experiments were performed in higher water concentration. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the World Tribology Congress (Kyoto, Japan 9/6-11/2009).

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWorld Tribology Congress 2009 - Proceedings
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventWorld Tribology Congress 2009 - Kyoto, Japan
    Duration: Sept 6 2009Sept 11 2009

    Publication series

    NameWorld Tribology Congress 2009 - Proceedings


    OtherWorld Tribology Congress 2009

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Process Chemistry and Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering


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