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Micro-Slurry-jet Erosion (MSE) testing of CVD TiC/TiN and TiC coatings
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2009 (English)In: Wear, ISSN 0043-1648, E-ISSN 1873-2577, Vol. 267, no 1-4, 264-269 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Several different experimental techniques are normally used to evaluate tribological properties of thin hard coatings. However, most of the tests cannot assess properties of coating, substrate and interface independently. In this study, the potential of a Micro-Slurry-jet Erosion (MSE) test to swiftly evaluate the intrinsic wear properties of thin single layered and multilayered coatings is demonstrated. A slurry containing 1.2 mu m alumina particles was impacted at high velocity perpendicular to CVD TiC/TiN (TiN on top of TiC) and Tic coatings deposited on cemented carbide. In addition, nano-indentation and XRD, GDOES, AFM analyses were done for the original and worn surfaces. For the TiC/TiN coating, the wear depth of the TiN layer increased linearly until the Tic layer was reached. There after the wear occurred at a lower rate but tended to increase towards the TiC/substrate interlayer. The single layered Tic coating showed the same wear behaviour as the TiC layer of the TiC/TiN coating. The wear rate was constant within the individual TiN and Tic layers, but changed near the interfaces. The micro-topographies of the worn surfaces observed by AFM correlated to the difference in the wear rate of the individual layers and the change in wear rate at the interface to the substrate. The Tic layer proved to have about two times higher wear resistance than the TiN layer. Consequently, the MSE test can distinguish between small differences in the properties of the coatings and of the interlayer zones, and can be used as a screening test when evaluating multilayered as well as single layered coatings.

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2009. Vol. 267, no 1-4, 264-269 p.
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Test method, Coatings, Slurry-jet Erosion, MSE, Evaluation, TiC/TiN
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-148817DOI: 10.1016/j.wear.2009.02.014ISI: 000267270600036OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-148817DiVA: diva2:403376
Available from: 2011-03-12 Created: 2011-03-10 Last updated: 2016-04-14Bibliographically approved

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