Resistance of nanoscale multilayer C/Cr coatings against environmental attack

KOK, Y. N. and HOVSEPIAN, P. E. (2006). Resistance of nanoscale multilayer C/Cr coatings against environmental attack. Surface and Coatings Technology, 201 (6), 3596-3605.

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Abstract

Nanoscale multilayer C/Cr coatings were deposited on stainless steel substrates by the combined steered cathodic arc/unbalanced magnetron sputtering technique. The substrates were treated by Cr+ ion etching, followed by the deposition of a 0.25 mu m thick CrN base layer and finally a C/Cr multilayer coating deposited between -65 and -350 V This paper studies the influence of the bias voltage on the oxidation and corrosion performance of C/Cr coatings. The oxidation behaviour of C/Cr coatings was investigated using thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) through dynamic oxidation from room temperature to 1000 degrees C in air and isothermal heat-treatment at temperatures selected based on the TG traces. The corrosion performance of the films was studied by means of potentiodynamic polarisation test using a 0.01% NaCl solution. The surfaces of the samples after oxidation and corrosion testing were examined using Raman spectroscopy, XRD, and SEN4/EDX. The results show that C/Cr coated substrates were protected by Cr2O3 up to at least 700 degrees C (depending on the substrate bias voltage), which suggests the potential use of C/Cr coating for high temperature applications. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Thin Films Research Centre > Nanotechnology Centre for PVD Research
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2006.08.109
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2010 15:29
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2010 15:29
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1124

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