Substrate Roughness Effects on Chromium Oxide Coating Adhesion and Wear Resistance
The effects of high speed steel substrate roughness on adhesion and wear behavior of reactive sputtered chromium oxide coatings was investigated using scratch and tribological tests. While coating adhesion slightly increased, its wear rate deceased with substrate roughness increase from 2 to 38 nm.
Zhengyi Jiang and Chunliang Zhang
F. Lou et al., "Substrate Roughness Effects on Chromium Oxide Coating Adhesion and Wear Resistance", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 97-101, pp. 1261-1264, 2010