Die Vielfalt der Kohlenstoffschichten - ein Überblick
Carbon coatings, especially DLC (diamond-like-carbon) and diamond are now state of the art coatings in many tribological applications. These coatings are very good wearresistant dry lubricants because of the combination of high hardness and good friction properties. Dependend on different coating processes and various coating structures there are many ways to meet different requirements. Today a lot of notations and carbon coatings with differnt properties are available on the market. This variety presents the high potential of the carbon coatings for many applications but it also shows the problems for the customers. A new guideline of the german VDI will help the user to find the right way in the jungle of carbon coating.