A combinatorial comparison of DC and high power impulse magnetron sputtered Cr2AlC
2014 (English)In: Surface & Coatings Technology, ISSN 0257-8972, E-ISSN 1879-3347, Vol. 259, 746-750 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Using a combinatorial approach, Cr, Al and C have been deposited onto sapphire wafer substrates by High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HiPIMS) and DC magnetron sputtering. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, X-ray absorption spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction were employed to determine the composition and microstructure of the coatings and confirm the presence of the Cr2AlC MAX phase within both coatings. One location in both the DCMS and HiPIMS coatings contained only MAX phase Cr2AlC. The electrical resistivity was also found to be nearly identical at this location and close to that reported from the bulk, indicating that the additional energy in the HiPIMS plasma was not required to form high quality MAX phase Cr2AlC.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier , 2014. Vol. 259, 746-750 p.
HiPIMS; DC magnetron sputtering; MAX phase; Cr2AlC; NEXAFS
Chemical Sciences Physical Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-114446DOI: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2014.09.052ISI: 000347605200045OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-114446DiVA: diva2:791840
Funding Agencies|Australian Research Council (ARC) [DP110102021]; Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research through the Synergy Grant FUNCASE2015-03-022015-02-202015-04-23