liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Optical methods to quantify amorphous carbon in carbide-based nanocomposite coatings
Uppsala University, Sweden; Impact Coatings AB, Westmansgatan 29, SE-58216 Linkoping, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Nanoscale engineering. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. Impact Coatings AB, Westmansgatan 29, SE-58216 Linkoping, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Thin Film Physics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. Impact Coatings AB, Westmansgatan 29, SE-58216 Linkoping, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9229-2028
Uppsala University, Sweden.
2017 (English)In: Thin Solid Films, ISSN 0040-6090, E-ISSN 1879-2731, Vol. 638, 291-297 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We report how the total carbon content and the amorphous carbon (a-C) phase fraction in transition metal carbide/a-C nanocomposite coatings can be obtained using optical methods, which are much more practical for industrial use than conventional X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. A large set of carbon-containing nanocomposite coatings deposited using different magnetron sputtering techniques were analyzed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, reflectance spectrophotometry, and spectroscopic ellipsometry. The chemical composition and the a-C phase fraction were determined by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy for each coating and results are presented for the Ti-C, Cr-C, and Nb-C systems. The composition and the a-C phase fraction are correlated to optical reflectance in the visible range, by parametrization in L*a*b* color space, and by ellipsometry primary data. Results show that it is possible to rapidly estimate the composition and the a-C fraction using these optical methods. We propose that optical methods have promising use in the industry as a cost-efficient technique for characterization of carbide-based coatings. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA , 2017. Vol. 638, 291-297 p.
Keyword [en]
Nanocomposite; Transition metal carbide; Amorphous carbon; Optical properties; X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy; Reflectance spectrophotometry; Spectroscopic ellipsometry
National Category
Materials Chemistry
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-141928DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2017.07.053ISI: 000411775900038OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-141928DiVA: diva2:1149195
Note

Funding Agencies|Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research [PV09-0015]; Swedish Research Council [2011-3492]

Available from: 2017-10-13 Created: 2017-10-13 Last updated: 2017-10-13

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Samuelsson, MattiasArwin, Hans
By organisation
Nanoscale engineeringFaculty of Science & EngineeringThin Film Physics
In the same journal
Thin Solid Films
Materials Chemistry

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 62 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf