Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Cr-C-N, Cr-Si-N and Cr-Si-C-N Coatings by a Hybrid Coating System


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CrN-based multi-component coatings were deposited by a hybrid coating system combining the arc ion plating (AIP) and sputtering technique. In this work, comparative studies on microstructure and mechanical properties of microhardness and wear behaviors among Cr-C-N, Cr-Si-N, and Cr-Si-C-N coatings were systematically conducted. Adding carbon and silicon atoms into CrN coatings had large effects on microstructural change and mechanical properties of CrN coatings. The hardness value of Cr-Si-C-N coatings showed about 44 GPa, while those of Cr-Si-N and Cr-C-N coatings were 34 and 23 GPa, respectively. The average friction coefficient of CrN-based coatings decreased from 0.65 to 0.4 with the incorporation of silicon and carbon content.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 336-338)

Edited by:

Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong




C. S. Jang et al., "Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Cr-C-N, Cr-Si-N and Cr-Si-C-N Coatings by a Hybrid Coating System", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 2224-2227, 2007

Online since:

April 2007




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