Int. J. of Nanomanufacturing   »   2007 Vol.1, No.3

 

 

Title: Nanostructured, multifunctional tribological coatings

 

Author: In-Wook Park, Jianliang Lin, William C. Moerbe, Brajendra Mishra, John J. Moore, Jennifer M. Anton, William D. Sproul, Kwang Ho Kim, Andrey A. Voevodin, Evgeny A. Levashov, Gary L. Doll

 

Addresses:
Advanced Coatings and Surface Engineering Laboratory (ACSEL), Colorado School of mines, Golden, CO 80401, USA.
Advanced Coatings and Surface Engineering Laboratory (ACSEL), Colorado School of mines, Golden, CO 80401, USA.
Advanced Coatings and Surface Engineering Laboratory (ACSEL), Colorado School of mines, Golden, CO 80401, USA.
Advanced Coatings and Surface Engineering Laboratory (ACSEL), Colorado School of mines, Golden, CO 80401, USA.
Advanced Coatings and Surface Engineering Laboratory (ACSEL), Colorado School of mines, Golden, CO 80401, USA.
NIST,325 Broadway St., MS 853, Boulder, CO 80305, USA.
Reactive Sputtering Consulting LCC, Fort Collins, CO 80525, USA.
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Pusan National University, Keumjung-Ku, Busan 609-735, South Korea.
Air Force Research Laboratory, MLBT, Materials Directorate, WPAFB, OH 45433, USA.
Moscow State Institute for Steels and Alloys, Moscow 119-049, Russia.
Timken Research, RES-04, Canton, OH 44706, USA

 

Abstract: A number of multicomponents, nanostructured coatings have been produced for a range of tribological applications. This paper will discuss four such nanocomposite coating systems: (i) Ti–Si–B–C–N; (ii) Cr–B–N; (iii) TiC–C and (iv) Cr–Al–N produced by Unbalanced Magnetron Sputtering (UBMS) in which the deposition parameters have been varied to control the structure and properties of the films. In each case, the coating system needs to exhibit a range of tribological properties to meet the required application, such as high wear resistance, low coefficient of friction, self-lubrication, high oxidation and/or corrosion resistance. In particular, the effect of the film chemistry, pulsing the magnetron and utilising a closed field configuration will be discussed as suitable control parameters in tailoring the structure and properties of the coatings to meet specific tribological applications.

 

Keywords: nanocomposites; multifunction; multicomponents; Ti–Si–B–C–N; Cr–B–N; TiC–C; Cr–Al–N; unbalanced magnetron sputtering; UBMS; pulsed closed-field UBMS; P-CFUBMS; tribological applications; nanostructured coatings; nanomanufacturing.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJNM.2007.013694

 

Int. J. of Nanomanufacturing, 2007 Vol.1, No.3, pp.389 - 429

 

Available online: 11 May 2007

 

 

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