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Microstructure, mechanical properties and friction behavior of magnetron-sputtered V-C coatings

Stoyanov, Pantcho 1; Schneider, Johannes ORCID iD icon 1; Rinke, Monika 1; Ulrich, Sven 1; Nold, Eberhard; Dienwiebel, Martin ORCID iD icon 1; Stüber, Michael 1
1 Institut für Angewandte Materialien (IAM), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

This study describes reciprocating sliding friction experiments of three types of magnetron-sputtered vanadium carbide/amorphous carbon nanocomposite coatings, VC1 − x/a-C, against alumina counterparts under unlubricated conditions. It links micro- to macroscale tribology in order to provide a better understanding of the sliding mechanisms of these nanocomposite coatings with varying constitution and microstructure (i.e. by varying the C/V concentration ratio between 1.2 and 2.9). Correspondingly, the volume fraction of the amorphous carbon phase (a-C) increases with increasing the carbon content as shown by electron microprobe studies, X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy; simultaneously, the volume fraction of nanocrystalline vanadium carbide (VC1 − x) decreases, and the crystallite size and crystallinity of the thin films decrease with increasing carbon content. These constitution and microstructure changes have an impact both on the mechanical and the tribological properties of the coatings. Mechanical properties characterization shows that the indentation hardness (H) and the reduced modulus (Er) of the coatings decrease with increasing the carbon concentration (i.e. ... mehr

DOI: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2017.04.050
Zitationen: 12
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Materialien – Angewandte Werkstoffphysik (IAM-AWP)
Institut für Angewandte Materialien – Computational Materials Science (IAM-CMS)
Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility (KNMF)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0257-8972, 1879-3347
KITopen-ID: 1000069561
HGF-Programm 43.22.01 (POF III, LK 01) Functionality by Design
Erschienen in Surface and coatings technology
Verlag Elsevier
Band 321
Seiten 366-377
Schlagwörter Vanadium carbide, Carbon-based composites, Non-reactive d.c. magnetron sputtering, Microtribology, Third bodies, Velocity accommodation modes
Nachgewiesen in Dimensions
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