Magnetron sputtering of hard nanocomposite coatings and their properties

J. Musil, J. Vlček

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The article reports on the present status of knowledge in the field of hard and superhard nanocomposite coatings prepared by magnetron sputtering. Special attention is devoted to the two-phase nanocomposites composed of one hard and one soft phase. Trends of the next development are outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-566
Number of pages10
JournalSurface and Coatings Technology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2001


  • Friction
  • Hardness
  • Magnetron sputtering
  • Mechanical properties
  • Nonocomposite coatings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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