Picture of a sphere with binary code

Making Strathclyde research discoverable to the world...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs. It exposes Strathclyde's world leading Open Access research to many of the world's leading resource discovery tools, and from there onto the screens of researchers around the world.

Explore Strathclyde Open Access research content

Macroparticle induced corrosion for arc bond sputtering CrN/Nbn superlattice coatings

Wang, H.W. and Stack, M.M. and Hovsepian, P. (2001) Macroparticle induced corrosion for arc bond sputtering CrN/Nbn superlattice coatings. Journal of Materials Science Letters, 20 (21). pp. 1995-1997. ISSN 0261-8028

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

Transition metal nitride (TMxNy ) coatings prepared by physical vapor deposition (PVD) techniques have proven to be highly wear and corrosion resistant, thanks to the excellent combination of high hardness, electrical and thermal conductivity, and electrochemical nobility. Although a mere monolayer of binary TiNor CrN could have remarkable effect on increasing a machining tool's life in the early days, more complex ternary or higher coatings, with a functional base layer, or consisting of multiple layers, have been explored subsequently for enhanced performances in wear or corrosion. As for the coating techniques, while the traditionally classified evaporation deposition, sputter deposition, and ion plating (using relatively low keV ion beams to assist vapor deposition) have all been enjoying some success in achieving particular coating properties, recent years have seen the emergence of a particular promising sputter deposition technique, namely the arc bond sputtering (ABSTM), which combines the cathodic arc evaporation and unbalanced magnetron sputtering (UBM) in one process [1].