Corrosion resistance of TiN coated 316L stainless steel in artificial physiological solution

M. Braic, S. Zamfir, M. Balaceanu, V. Braic, G. Pavelescu, A. Zamfir, A. Vladescu

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The corrosion behavior of TiN coated 316L stainless steel in an artificial physiological solution was investigated by means of an electrochemical test. Two different PVD methods were used for film deposition: cathodic arc and reactive magnetron sputtering. The dependence of the corrosion resistance on the main deposition parameters (nitrogen pressure, substrate bias) was analyzed. For a better characterization of the investigated coatings, other characteristics, like elemental composition, phase composition, texture, microhardness, adhesion to the substrate were determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-510
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes



  • Corrosion resistance
  • PVD methods
  • TiN coatings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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