Thermally enhanced mechanical properties of arc evaporated Ti0.34Al0.66N/TiN multilayer coatings
2010 (English)In: Journal of Applied Physics, ISSN 0021-8979, E-ISSN 1089-7550, Vol. 108, no 4, 044312- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Cubic metastable Ti0.34Al0.66N/TiN multilayer coatings of three different periods, 25+50, 12+25, and 6+12 nm, and monoliths of Ti0.34Al0.66N and TiN where grown by reactive arc evaporation. Differential scanning calorimetry reveals that the isostructural spinodal decomposition to AlN and TiN in the multilayers starts at a lower temperature compared to the monolithic TiAlN, while the subsequent transformation from c-AlN to h-AlN is delayed to higher temperatures. Mechanical testing by nanoindentation reveals that, despite the 60 vol % TiN, the as-deposited multilayers show similar or slightly higher hardness than the monolithic Ti0.34Al0.66N. In addition, the multilayers show a more pronounced age hardening compared to the monolith. The enhanced hardening phenomena and improved thermal stability of the multilayer coatings are discussed in terms of particle confinement and coherency stresses from the neighboring TiN-layers.
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American Institute of Physics , 2010. Vol. 108, no 4, 044312- p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60236DOI: 10.1063/1.3463422ISI: 000281857100116OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-60236DiVA: diva2:355859
Original Publication: Axel Knutsson, M. P. Johansson, L Karlsson and Magnus Odén, Thermally enhanced mechanical properties of arc evaporated Ti0.34Al0.66N/TiN multilayer coatings, 2010, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, (108), 4, 044312. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3463422 Copyright: American Institute of Physics http://www.aip.org/2010-10-082010-10-082015-06-01