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An Investigation of TiAlCrCN Nanoparticles Coating Deposited by Physical Vapor on Cold Work Tool Steel

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Khomeinishahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Khomeinishahr, Isfahan, IRAN
  • 2Department of Engineering, Tiran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tiran, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (8), Pages 41-48, August,2 (2015)


In this work, multi-component TiAlCrCN coatings are deposited through physical vapor deposition using arccathodic PVD on cold work steel tools substarts (Spk 1/2080). It attempts to investigate the effect of siclicon in the structure and mechanical characteristics of TiAlCrCN coatings. In this study, energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX), X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM), and atomic electron microscope (AFM) has been applied to characterize coating in terms of chemical compound, structure, morphology of surface and cross section, respectively. Nanoidentation, micro hardness and pin on disk test have also been used to analyze mechanical characteristics of coating.3


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