Current status of ternary nitride films such as Ti1-X AlXN, Ti1-XCrXN, Ti1-X ZrXN, Cr1-XAlXN, Zr1-X AlXN and Ti1-XWXN was briefly summarized focused on micro-hardness with respect to different X value. The cathodic arc method is a specialized method in creating metastable ternary films which cannot be synthesized under stable thermodynamic conditions. The crystal structure and lattice parameter of ternary films change with X value and their physical properties correspondingly change as well. In this paper, the maximum hardness of ternary nitride films with particular X value was discussed based on the phase transition, analyzed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM and TEM).
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