Fluorinated DLC for Tribological Applications

Diamond-like carbon (DLC) can be slippery with a frictional coefficient on par with Teflon (e.g. 0.1). Hydrogen terminated DLC may be more slippery than pure carbon DLC, but fluorinated DLC can be super slippery with frictional coefficient less than engine oil (0.01). The fluorinated diamond is actually superhard Teflon that may be named dialon. Dialon is not only virtually frictionless, it is also super hydrophobic, more so than even lotus leaves. In fact, if dialon is coated onto heart valves, it will not accumulate platelets as other artificially made part will do.

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