Tribological and mechanical properties of carbon nitride thin coating prepared by ion-beam-assisted deposition

Carbon nitride thin films may become good competitors for diamond-like carbon, due to their high hardness, high wear resistance, and low friction coefficient. At present, there are only a few studies of the effect of CN x coating hardness and internal stress on its tribological properties, such as c...

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Published in:Tribology Letters, Vol. 2, No. 1 (1996), p. 13-21
Main Author: Khurshudov, Andrei
Other Involved Persons: Kato, Koji ; Sawada, Daisuke
Format: electronic Article
Language:English
ISSN:1573-2711
Physical Description:Online-Ressource
DOI:10.1007/BF00182544
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  • Carbon nitride thin films may become good competitors for diamond-like carbon, due to their high hardness, high wear resistance, and low friction coefficient. At present, there are only a few studies of the effect of CN x coating hardness and internal stress on its tribological properties, such as coating life and frictional behaviour. This work deals with tribological and mechanical properties of a carbon nitride coating prepared by ion-beam-assisted deposition (IBAD). Friction coefficients in the range of 0.10–0.12 were observed for the best CN x coatings sliding against silicon nitride under ambient conditions. A nonlinear correlation between coating life and its internal stress and hardness was found.