Titanium nitride, TiXN(1−X), coatings deposited by HiPIMS for corrosion resistance and wear protection properties

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Output type: Journal article

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Author list: Ghailane A., Oluwatosin A.O., Larhlimi H., Hejjaj C., Makha M., Busch H., Fischer C.B., Alami J.

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication year: 2022

Journal: Applied Surface Science (0169-4332)

Volume number: 574

Start page: 151635

ISSN: 0169-4332

URL: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?partnerID=HzOxMe3b&scp=85117585064&origin=inward

Languages: English (EN-GB)

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The effect of nitrogen content on the structural, mechanical and corrosion properties of titanium nitride (TixN1−x) coatings deposited by high power impulse magnetron sputtering (HiPIMS) is investigated. The XRD results showed a (1 1 1) oriented crystalline structure at low nitrogen flow rate Qv(N2), and a mixed (1 1 1) and (2 0 0) at high Qv(N2). The average grain size was derived from XRD results and was found to increase with increasing N2 flow. The hardness results showed a maximum with variation of nitrogen content. All coatings exhibited excellent protection efficiency in acidic media compared to the uncoated steel samples, with protection efficiency reaching up to 98.9%. For reference, direct current magnetron sputtered (dcMS) coatings were deposited and investigated, confirming the superior performance of the HiPIMS coatings.


Anti-corrosion, High power impulse magnetron sputtering, HIPIMS, Titanium nitride


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