Effects of Interlayer on Mechanical Properties of Diamond-Like Carbon Coatings


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This paper reports comparative studies on effects of interlayer on mechanical properties of diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings. Two interlayers, TiC/Ti and CrC/Cr, were deposited and studied. The DLC coatings were prepared by using an unbalanced magnetron sputtering system. The chemical composition, micro-structure, constituted phases, and fundamental mechanical and tribological properties were evaluated. The results showed that the two amorphous (a-) DLC coatings were obtained. The a-DLC coating with the TiC/Ti interlayer showed higher adhesion, hardness and wear resistance than the one with the CrC/Cr interlayer.



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S. H. Yao et al., "Effects of Interlayer on Mechanical Properties of Diamond-Like Carbon Coatings", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 883, pp. 43-47, 2018

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July 2018




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