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nasa ps400: a new temperature solid lubricant coating for high temperature wear applicationsA new solid lubricant coating, NASA PS400, has been developed for high temperature tribological applications. This plasma sprayed coating is a variant of the patented PS304 coating and has been formulated to provide higher density, smoother surface finish and better dimensional stability than PS304. PS400 is comprised of a nickel-molybdenum binder that provides strength, creep resistance and extreme oxidative and dimensional stability. Chromium oxide, silver and barium-calcium fluoride eutectic are added to the binder to form PS400.Tribological properties were evaluated with a pin-on-disk test rig in sliding contact to 650 C. Coating material samples were exposed to air, argon and vacuum at 760 C followed by cross section microscopic analysis to assess microstructure stability. Oil-Free microturbine engine hot section foil bearing tests were undertaken to assess PS400 s suitability for hot foil gas bearing applications. The preliminary results indicate that PS400 exhibits tribological characteristics comparable to the PS304 coating but with enhanced creep resistance and dimensional stability suitable for demanding, dynamic applications.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
DellaCorte, C.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Edmonds, B. J.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 2009
Subject Category
Nonmetallic Materials
Report/Patent Number
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 877868.
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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