The microstructure and properties of Ti-B-C coatings for tribological applications
It is well known that materials which combine different phases can display extraordinary mechanical properties. Multiphase coatings are of strong interest to industry as selection of suitable phase combinations makes it possible to tailor the coating properties. In the developing field of dry machining, coatings require the dual property of high hardness and low friction. Recently, it has shown that coatings consisting of a mixture of hard and lubricating phases exhibit such properties and can be obtained by co-sputtering TiB(2) and C targets to form TiB(x)C(y) coatings by glancing angle X-ray diffraction (GAXRD) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). This data will be used to explain changes in the mechanical properties of hardness and friction as a function of composition.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 7th European Conference on Applications of Surface and Interface Analysis, Gothenburg (SE) June 16-20, 1997
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Record Number: 199711240 / Last updated on: 1997-10-10
Original language: en
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