Tungsten disulfide surface treatment

  • US 7,232,614 B2
  • Filed: 06/16/2005
  • Issued: 06/19/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/03/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A tungsten disulfide treated surface over an entire selected area of a substrate material, the tungsten disulfide treated surface including tungsten disulfide particles of a predetermined average size, the tungsten disulfide surface treatment comprising:

  • a prepared substrate surface formed in the substrate material, the prepared substrate surface having formed pockets with an effective depth substantially matched to or smaller than the predetermined average size of the tungsten disulfide particles over substantially the entire selected area; and

    a tungsten disulfide layer formed of the tungsten disulfide particles filled into the formed pockets over the entire selected area of the substrate material.

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