Hard nanocomposite coatings: Thermal stability, oxidation resistance and toughness

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The article reports on the enhanced hardness of nanocomposite coatings, their thermal stability, protection of the substrate against oxidation at temperatures above 1000°C, X-ray amorphous coatings thermally stable above 1000°C and new advanced hard nanocomposite coatings with enhanced toughness which exhibit (i) low values of the effective Young's modulus E satisfying the condition H/E >0.1, (ii) high elastic recovery W e≥60%, (iii) strongly improved tribological properties, and (iv) enhanced resistance to cracking; here E =E(1-ν 2), E is the Young's modulus and ν is the Poison's ratio. At the end trends of next development of hard nanocomposite coatings are briefly outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-65
Number of pages16
JournalSurface and Coatings Technology
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2012


  • Hardness and toughness
  • Magnetron sputtering
  • Nanocomposite coatings
  • Resistance to cracking
  • Resistance to oxidation
  • Thermal stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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