Corrosion resistance of the TiN, TiAlN and TiN/TiAlN nanostructured hard coatings

Alina Vladescu, C. M. Cotrut, A. Kiss, M. Balaceanu, V. Braic, Simona Zamfir, Mariana Braic

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The anticorrosive characteristics of nanostructured TiN/(Ti,Al)N multilayers (bilayer periods ranging from 4 to 20 nm) prepared by cathodic arc deposition method have been investigated. Additional coatings properties such as elemental composition, phase composition, texture, microhardness, bilayer period, thickness, adhesion and corrosion resistance were determined by using EDX, XPS and XRD techniques, Vickers microhardness measurements, scratch and electrochemical tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-64
Number of pages8
JournalUPB Scientific Bulletin, Series B: Chemistry and Materials Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • AES
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Microhardness
  • Multilayer
  • Scratch test
  • TiAlN
  • TiN
  • XRD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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