TEM-EELS study of low-friction superlattice TiAlN/VN coating: the wear mechanisms

LUO, Q., ZHOU, Z., RAINFORTH, W. M. and HOVSEPIAN, P. E. (2006). TEM-EELS study of low-friction superlattice TiAlN/VN coating: the wear mechanisms. Tribology Letters, 24 (2), 171-178.

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    Abstract

    A 20-50 nm thick tribofilm was generated on the worn surface of a multilayer coating TiAlN/VN after dry sliding test against an alumina counterpart. The tribofilm was characterized by applying analytical transmission electron microscopy techniques with emphasis on detailed electron energy loss spectrometry and energy loss near edge structure analysis. Pronounced oxygen in the tribofilm indicated a predominant tribo-oxidation wear. Structural changes in the inner-shell ionization edges of N, Ti and V suggested decomposition of nitride fragments.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Thin Films Research Centre > Nanotechnology Centre for PVD Research
    Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Materials Analysis and Research Services
    Identification Number: 10.1007/s11249-006-9160-2
    Depositing User: Ann Betterton
    Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2010 16:28
    Last Modified: 02 Sep 2013 10:18
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1137

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