Nanotribological properties of nanocomposite CrBN and TiBN thin films

S. L. Rohde, D. M. Mihut, S. M. Aouadi, J. Turner

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Metal-BN (M-BN) thin films are currently being explored by several research teams because of their potential to provide tailored reduced-friction, high-wear surfaces that combine the exceptional wear and corrosion resistance typical of transition metal nitrides (CrN, TiAIN, TiN,...) with the low friction behavior of hexagonal-BN and/or amorphous-BN surfaces. The aim of the present study is to examine the nanomechanical behavior and properties of these M-BN nanocomposite thin films, in particular CrBN and TiBN. Nanocomposite films of CrBN and TiBN were produced using reactive, physical vapor deposition (PVD) to generate a wide range of film chemistries and controlled nanoscale microstructures. The nanomechanical properties of these films were characterized using an atomic force microscope (AFM) in conjunction with a Hysitron Triboscope. Microwear measurements were carried out under constant positive normal loads, the wear tracks were imaged, and these images processed using ProScan Image Processing software. Reported for the first time, are frictional coefficients, surface roughnesses, and microwear studies for these M-BN materials. Compositions of selected thin films were investigated using Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES) and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), these data are correlated with the resulting nanomechanical properties. Film properties varied strongly with chemistry and deposition parameters. In some cases yielding nanohardesses >25 GPa and rms surface roughnesses <2Å. Copyright

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSurface Engineering - Proceedings of the 3rd International Surface Engineering Congress
EditorsN.B. Dahotre, O.O. Popoola
Pages201-206
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventSurface Engineering - Proceedings of the 3rd International Surface Engineering Congress - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Aug 2 2004Aug 4 2004

Publication series

NameSurface Engineering - Proceedings of the 3rd International Surface Engineering Conference

Conference

ConferenceSurface Engineering - Proceedings of the 3rd International Surface Engineering Congress
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period8/2/048/4/04

Fingerprint

Nanocomposites
Nanocomposite films
Thin films
Surface roughness
Metals
Wear of materials
Friction
Physical vapor deposition
Auger electron spectroscopy
Nitrides
Wear resistance
Transition metals
Corrosion resistance
Image processing
Microscopes
X ray photoelectron spectroscopy
Microstructure
Chemical analysis

Keywords

  • Chromium boron nitride
  • Microscratch
  • Nanotribology
  • Titanium boron nitride
  • Wear resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

Cite this

Rohde, S. L., Mihut, D. M., Aouadi, S. M., & Turner, J. (2004). Nanotribological properties of nanocomposite CrBN and TiBN thin films. In N. B. Dahotre, & O. O. Popoola (Eds.), Surface Engineering - Proceedings of the 3rd International Surface Engineering Congress (pp. 201-206). (Surface Engineering - Proceedings of the 3rd International Surface Engineering Conference).

Nanotribological properties of nanocomposite CrBN and TiBN thin films. / Rohde, S. L.; Mihut, D. M.; Aouadi, S. M.; Turner, J.

Surface Engineering - Proceedings of the 3rd International Surface Engineering Congress. ed. / N.B. Dahotre; O.O. Popoola. 2004. p. 201-206 (Surface Engineering - Proceedings of the 3rd International Surface Engineering Conference).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Rohde, SL, Mihut, DM, Aouadi, SM & Turner, J 2004, Nanotribological properties of nanocomposite CrBN and TiBN thin films. in NB Dahotre & OO Popoola (eds), Surface Engineering - Proceedings of the 3rd International Surface Engineering Congress. Surface Engineering - Proceedings of the 3rd International Surface Engineering Conference, pp. 201-206, Surface Engineering - Proceedings of the 3rd International Surface Engineering Congress, Orlando, FL, United States, 8/2/04.
Rohde SL, Mihut DM, Aouadi SM, Turner J. Nanotribological properties of nanocomposite CrBN and TiBN thin films. In Dahotre NB, Popoola OO, editors, Surface Engineering - Proceedings of the 3rd International Surface Engineering Congress. 2004. p. 201-206. (Surface Engineering - Proceedings of the 3rd International Surface Engineering Conference).
Rohde, S. L. ; Mihut, D. M. ; Aouadi, S. M. ; Turner, J. / Nanotribological properties of nanocomposite CrBN and TiBN thin films. Surface Engineering - Proceedings of the 3rd International Surface Engineering Congress. editor / N.B. Dahotre ; O.O. Popoola. 2004. pp. 201-206 (Surface Engineering - Proceedings of the 3rd International Surface Engineering Conference).
@inproceedings{62af30359c9049a98ae6ee67da743af8,
title = "Nanotribological properties of nanocomposite CrBN and TiBN thin films",
abstract = "Metal-BN (M-BN) thin films are currently being explored by several research teams because of their potential to provide tailored reduced-friction, high-wear surfaces that combine the exceptional wear and corrosion resistance typical of transition metal nitrides (CrN, TiAIN, TiN,...) with the low friction behavior of hexagonal-BN and/or amorphous-BN surfaces. The aim of the present study is to examine the nanomechanical behavior and properties of these M-BN nanocomposite thin films, in particular CrBN and TiBN. Nanocomposite films of CrBN and TiBN were produced using reactive, physical vapor deposition (PVD) to generate a wide range of film chemistries and controlled nanoscale microstructures. The nanomechanical properties of these films were characterized using an atomic force microscope (AFM) in conjunction with a Hysitron Triboscope. Microwear measurements were carried out under constant positive normal loads, the wear tracks were imaged, and these images processed using ProScan Image Processing software. Reported for the first time, are frictional coefficients, surface roughnesses, and microwear studies for these M-BN materials. Compositions of selected thin films were investigated using Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES) and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), these data are correlated with the resulting nanomechanical properties. Film properties varied strongly with chemistry and deposition parameters. In some cases yielding nanohardesses >25 GPa and rms surface roughnesses <2{\AA}. Copyright",
keywords = "Chromium boron nitride, Microscratch, Nanotribology, Titanium boron nitride, Wear resistance",
author = "Rohde, {S. L.} and Mihut, {D. M.} and Aouadi, {S. M.} and J. Turner",
year = "2004",
month = "12",
day = "1",
language = "English (US)",
isbn = "0871708191",
series = "Surface Engineering - Proceedings of the 3rd International Surface Engineering Conference",
pages = "201--206",
editor = "N.B. Dahotre and O.O. Popoola",
booktitle = "Surface Engineering - Proceedings of the 3rd International Surface Engineering Congress",

}

TY - GEN

T1 - Nanotribological properties of nanocomposite CrBN and TiBN thin films

AU - Rohde, S. L.

AU - Mihut, D. M.

AU - Aouadi, S. M.

AU - Turner, J.

PY - 2004/12/1

Y1 - 2004/12/1

N2 - Metal-BN (M-BN) thin films are currently being explored by several research teams because of their potential to provide tailored reduced-friction, high-wear surfaces that combine the exceptional wear and corrosion resistance typical of transition metal nitrides (CrN, TiAIN, TiN,...) with the low friction behavior of hexagonal-BN and/or amorphous-BN surfaces. The aim of the present study is to examine the nanomechanical behavior and properties of these M-BN nanocomposite thin films, in particular CrBN and TiBN. Nanocomposite films of CrBN and TiBN were produced using reactive, physical vapor deposition (PVD) to generate a wide range of film chemistries and controlled nanoscale microstructures. The nanomechanical properties of these films were characterized using an atomic force microscope (AFM) in conjunction with a Hysitron Triboscope. Microwear measurements were carried out under constant positive normal loads, the wear tracks were imaged, and these images processed using ProScan Image Processing software. Reported for the first time, are frictional coefficients, surface roughnesses, and microwear studies for these M-BN materials. Compositions of selected thin films were investigated using Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES) and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), these data are correlated with the resulting nanomechanical properties. Film properties varied strongly with chemistry and deposition parameters. In some cases yielding nanohardesses >25 GPa and rms surface roughnesses <2Å. Copyright

AB - Metal-BN (M-BN) thin films are currently being explored by several research teams because of their potential to provide tailored reduced-friction, high-wear surfaces that combine the exceptional wear and corrosion resistance typical of transition metal nitrides (CrN, TiAIN, TiN,...) with the low friction behavior of hexagonal-BN and/or amorphous-BN surfaces. The aim of the present study is to examine the nanomechanical behavior and properties of these M-BN nanocomposite thin films, in particular CrBN and TiBN. Nanocomposite films of CrBN and TiBN were produced using reactive, physical vapor deposition (PVD) to generate a wide range of film chemistries and controlled nanoscale microstructures. The nanomechanical properties of these films were characterized using an atomic force microscope (AFM) in conjunction with a Hysitron Triboscope. Microwear measurements were carried out under constant positive normal loads, the wear tracks were imaged, and these images processed using ProScan Image Processing software. Reported for the first time, are frictional coefficients, surface roughnesses, and microwear studies for these M-BN materials. Compositions of selected thin films were investigated using Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES) and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), these data are correlated with the resulting nanomechanical properties. Film properties varied strongly with chemistry and deposition parameters. In some cases yielding nanohardesses >25 GPa and rms surface roughnesses <2Å. Copyright

KW - Chromium boron nitride

KW - Microscratch

KW - Nanotribology

KW - Titanium boron nitride

KW - Wear resistance

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=20644443709&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=20644443709&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:20644443709

SN - 0871708191

T3 - Surface Engineering - Proceedings of the 3rd International Surface Engineering Conference

SP - 201

EP - 206

BT - Surface Engineering - Proceedings of the 3rd International Surface Engineering Congress

A2 - Dahotre, N.B.

A2 - Popoola, O.O.

ER -