Binary (TiN, ZrN, CrN) and ternary (TiAlN, TiCrN, TiZrN, TiVN) films were prepared on cemented carbide by arc ion plating. The microhardness, lattice parameter and morphology of the films were examined by micro-Vickers testing, X-ray diffraction analysis, and cross-sectional scanning electron microscopy. Results showed that binary nitride films generally had smaller Vickers hardness than ternary nitride. The lattice parameter of the first two ternary nitrides were smaller than that of TiN, while that of the third ternary nitride was larger than that of TiN and smaller than that of ZrN. All but the TiCrN and TiVN films had smooth surfaces.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films|
|Publication status||Published - 2000 May 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films