Industrialisation Study of Nanocomposite nc-TiC/a-C Coatings for Electrical Contact Applications
2009 (English)In: Plasma Processes and Polymers, ISSN 1612-8850, Vol. 6, no S1, S928-S934 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Nanocomposite nc-TiC/a-C coatings were prepared by non-reactive magnetron sputtering in industrial scale equipment, under varying deposition conditions in order to investigate upscaling and possible industrialisation. The coatings were found to have similar microstructure and performance compared to previous laboratory scale experiments. The samples were characterised with XRD, XPS and SEM as well with ball-on-disc, nanoindentation and electrical measurements. Coatings containing a small fraction of a-C matrix phase were found to have promising both electrical properties (rho < 400 mu Omega cm and contact resistances down to 0.34 m Omega at 40 N) and tribological properties (f < 0.3 for 10 000 laps).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co , 2009. Vol. 6, no S1, S928-S934 p.
conductivity, inorganic materials, nanocomposites, thin films, tribology
Chemical Sciences Inorganic Chemistry Engineering and Technology
Research subject Inorganic Chemistry; Chemistry with specialization in Inorganic Chemistry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-109022DOI: 10.1002/ppap.200932303ISI: 000272302900178OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-109022DiVA: diva2:242289