J. Phys. IV France
Volume 03, Numéro C3, Août 1993
Proceedings of the Ninth European Conference on Chemical Vapour Deposition
Page(s) C3-367 - C3-374
Proceedings of the Ninth European Conference on Chemical Vapour Deposition

J. Phys. IV France 03 (1993) C3-367-C3-374

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:1993350

Titanium carbide and titanium carbonitride obtained by chemical vapor deposition from orgranometallic precursor in the range 450-800°C


1  Etablissement Technique Central de l'Armement, 16 bis avenue Prieur de la Côte d'Or, 94114 Arcueil cedex, France
2  Institut de Science et de Génie des Matériaux et Procédés, Université de Perpignan, 52 avenue de Villeneuve, 66860 Perpignan cedex, France

Titanium carbide coatings have been deposited on steel in cold wall reactor from titanocene dichloride vaporized in a hydrogen carrier gas. Titanium carbonitride was obtained in the same experimental device by addition of ammonia in the gas phase. These materials were deposited at atmospheric pressure in the temperature range 450-800 °C with appreciable deposition rates. According to the temperature range of vaporization of the solid precursor, the deposition proceeded from the gaseous species coming either form the direct sublimation of the initial molecule or from a vaporization of by-products resulting from its decomposition in the vaporization crucible. Thes two basic vaporization precesses resulted in coatings of different compositions and properties. Several characterizations such as thickness of the deposit, surface morphology, composition, grain size, hardness and adherence were carried out.

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