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Título: Mechanical and tribological characterization of TiB2 thin films
Autor: Silva, Francisco J. G.
Casais, R. B.
Martinho, R. P.
Baptista, A. P. M.
Data: 2012
Editora: American Scientific Publishers
Relatório da Série N.º: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; Vol. 12, Issue 12
Resumo: Titanium Diboride (TiB2) presents high mechanical and physical properties. Some wear studies were also carried out in order to evaluate its tribological properties. One of the most popular wear tests for thin films is the ball-cratering configuration. This work was focused on the study of the tribological properties of TiB2 thin films using micro-abrasion tests and following the BS EN 1071-6: 2007 standard. Due to high hardness usually patented by these films, diamond was selected as abrasive on micro-abrasion tests. Micro-abrasion wear tests were performed under five different durations, using the same normal load, speed rotation and ball. Films were deposited by unbalanced magnetron sputtering Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) technique using TiB2 targets. TiB2 films were characterized using different methods as Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Electron Probe Micro-Analyser (EPMA), Ultra Micro Hardness and Scratch-test Analysis, allowing to confirm that TiB2 presents adequate mechanical and physical properties. Ratio between hardness (coating and abrasive particles), wear resistance and wear coefficient were studied, showing that TiB2 films shows excellent properties for tribological applications.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.22/4099
ISSN: 1533-4880
Versão do Editor: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/asp/jnn/2012/00000012/00000012/art00049
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