Influence of cutting friction on anisotropy of surface properties in ultra-precision machining of brittle single crystals

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This paper deals with the effect of cutting friction on the surface properties in diamond turning of brittle single crystals. Experimental results indicate that the anisotropy of the surface roughness decreases with increasing cutting friction which is related to the mechanism of brittle-ductile transitions in surface generation. As cutting friction increases, the brittle single crystals are more susceptible to the brittle fracture than ductile mode cutting. This finding provides an important means for the improvement of surface quality in diamond turning of brittle single crystals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1213-1218
Number of pages6
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2003


  • Brittle-ductile transitions
  • Crystallography
  • Friction
  • Machining
  • Surfaces

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Metals and Alloys

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