J. Phys. IV France 03 (1993) C3-579-C3-587
Ion-assisted CVD of graded diamond like carbon (DLC) based coatingsD.P. MONAGHAN1, D.G. TEER2, R.D. ARNELL3, I. EFEOGLU3 and W. AHMED4
1 Teer Coatings Ltd (Northern), Technology House, Lissadel St, Salford M6 6AP, United Kingdom
2 Teer Coatings Ltd, 285/286 Hartlebury Trading Estate, Kidderminster, Worcester DY10 4JB, United Kingdom
3 Department of Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering, University of Salford, Salford M5 4WT, United Kingdom
4 Surface Engineering, SUBSL, Technology House, Salford M6 6AP, United Kingdom
Graded DLC based coatings and multilayers for wear resistance applications have been produced using a novel hybrid unbalanced magnetron sputtering/ low pressure CVD System. The main features of this highly flexible and scalable process are discussed. These films have been characterised using a variety of techniques including SEM, microhardness, adhesion, wear rate and lifetime tests. For example : microhardness of > 4000 Hv ; excellent adhesion, Lc 115-125 N ; coefficient of friction during prolonged mnning against WC of 0.15 ; volumetric wear rates 1/5 of that of TiN. The process is ideally suited to large substrate size and volume production for many different kinds of applications.
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