Title Microstructure and vacuum tribology of TiC-Ag composite coatings deposited by magnetron sputtering-pulsed laser deposition
Authors ENDRINO ARMENTEROS, JOSÉ LUIS, Nainaparampil J.J. , Krzanowski J.E.
External publication Si
Means Surf. Coat. Technol.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 2
SJR Quartile 1
JCR Impact 1.26700
SJR Impact 1.20100
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Publication date 01/01/2002
ISI 000176940100014
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-0036682162
DOI 10.1016/S0257-8972(02)00138-X
Abstract Composite titanium carbide-silver films have been co-deposited by magnetron sputtering-pulsed laser deposition (MSPLD) to study their friction and wear properties in vacuum. The films deposited were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The silver content in the films ranged from 6 to 46 at.%. Structural characterization of the films revealed that Ag had a nano-crystalline structure when dispersed in the film, but larger crystallites of Ag (~50-200 nm) also formed on the surface. Films with higher Ag contents showed evidence of higher diffusion rates, leading to a coarser structure and greater surface coverage. Pin-on-disk friction tests were performed under vacuum to observe the friction and wear behavior of these films. Friction was lower with higher Ag content, but wear was higher; the optimal Ag concentration was found to be 15%. SEM images from the surface of the films and wear tracks were obtained to understand the morphology of this type of composite ceramic coating, and revealed Ag layers in the wear track elongated in the direction of wear. Based on these results, the significance of silver as a friction-reducing agent in vacuum environments was demonstrated. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Keywords Composite materials; Crystals; Diffusion; Friction; Magnetron sputtering; Microstructure; Nanostructured materials; Pulsed laser deposition; Semiconducting films; Surface chemistry; Titanium compounds
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