Micro and macroscale tribological behavior of epitaxial Ti3SiC2 thin films
2008 (English)In: Wear, ISSN 0043-1648, E-ISSN 1873-2577, Vol. 264, no 11-12, 914-919 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Ti3SiC2(0 0 0 1) thin films prepared by magnetron sputtering were investigated for their response to tribomechanical strain induced during ball-on-disk experiments with 6 mm alumina balls and scratch tests with a 1 μm cono-spherical diamond tip. Normal loads of 100 μN to 0.24 N were applied resulting in a friction coefficient of 0.1 for the low loads. With higher applied normal loads, the friction coefficient increased up to 0.8. Analysis of the wear tracks using atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and Raman spectroscopy revealed excessive debris resulting in third-body abrasion and fast wear. The formation of the debris can be explained by the generation of subsurface delamination cracks on basal planes. Subsequent kink formation obstructs the ball movement which results in the removal of the kinked film parts.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier, 2008. Vol. 264, no 11-12, 914-919 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-39728DOI: 10.1016/j.wear.2007.06.013ISI: 000254766900002Local ID: 50916OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-39728DiVA: diva2:260577