The effect of atmospheric pressure nitrogen plasma in conjunction with femtosecond laser surface modification of Ti–6Al–4V samples was investigated. It was suggested that the superior friction and wear characteristics of the LP series (the sample subjected to both laser and plasma irradiation) were induced by the synergistic combination of the following three factors: the increased smoothness induced by homogenizing the laser-induced periodic surface groove shape structure, the high hardness caused by grain refinement and the high toughness and low friction properties conferred to the sample by the formation of oxynitride.
- Atmospheric pressure nitrogen plasma
- Surface modification
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mechanical Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering