Mechanical and tribological properties of TiN and SiCN nanocomposite coatings deposited using methyltrichlorsilane

   
I.Timofeeva,
 
S. M.Dub,
 
P.L.Skrinskii
 

I. M. Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science of the NAS of Ukraine, Krzhizhanovsky str., 3, Kyiv, 03142, Ukraine
Powder Metallurgy - Kiev: Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science NASU, 2008, #01/02
http://www.materials.kiev.ua/article/692

Abstract

The paper examines nanocomposite coatings based on TiN and SiCN obtained by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) using methyltrichlorosilane (MTCS) as one of the precursors. The nanocomposite coatings demonstrate four types of structures depending on deposition modes: nc-TiN, nc-TiN/a-SiCN, nc-TiNC/nc-TiSi2/a-SiCN, and nc-TiNC/nc-TiCl2/a-SiCN. The nanohardness and elastic modulus of the coatings reach 31 and 350 GPa, respectively. The coatings on substrates of hard alloys, high-speed steel, and sili- con increase the nanohardness of the base from 10 to 100%. The correlation between the H/E ratio and wear resistance is not observed. The coatings deposited at low radiofrequency powers demonstrate good adhesion to silicon substrates. It is shown that the use of MTCS as the main precursor allows one to obtain hard and wear-resistant nanocomposite coatings.


METHILTRICHLOROSILANE, MICROABRASIVE WEAR, NANOCOMPOSITE COATINGS ON THE BASE OF TIN AND SICN, NANOHARDNESS, PLASMA, TRIBOLOGICAL PROPERTIES, VAPOR DEPOSITION IS CARRIED OUT, X-RAY INVESTIGATIONS