Nanocomposite coatings with enhanced hardness

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The article reviews the present state of the art in the field of hard and superhard nanocomposite coatings. In the first part, mechanisms of enhanced hardness H are briefly explained. Main attention is devoted to the film nanostructure and its effect of mechanical properties of hard nanocomposite films. Second part analyses the high-temperature behavior of hard nanocomposite films and reports on a new family of hard nanocomposites with oxidation resistance exceeding 1000°C. Third part is devoted to the toughness of hard films. At the end, trends of the next development are outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuro PM 2005
Subtitle of host publicationPowder Metallurgy Congress and Exhibition
PublisherEuropean Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781899072187
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005
EventEuropean Powder Metallurgy Congress and Exhibition, Euro PM 2005 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 2 Oct 20055 Oct 2005

Publication series

NameEuro PM 2005: Powder Metallurgy Congress and Exhibition


OtherEuropean Powder Metallurgy Congress and Exhibition, Euro PM 2005
CountryCzech Republic


  • Hardness
  • Nanocomposites
  • Nanostructure
  • Oxidation resistance
  • Toughness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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