PVD Interface Design of Niobium Coatings on Steel Substrates by Cathodic Arc Generated High Energy Ion Bombardment

  1. Prof. Dr. M. Rühle2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. H. Gleiter3
  1. H. Paritong,
  2. C. Schoenjahn,
  3. L.A. Donohue and
  4. W.-D. Münz

Published Online: 23 DEC 2005

DOI: 10.1002/352760622X.ch41

Interface Controlled Materials, Volume 9

Interface Controlled Materials, Volume 9

How to Cite

Paritong, H., Schoenjahn, C., Donohue, L.A. and Münz, W.-D. (2005) PVD Interface Design of Niobium Coatings on Steel Substrates by Cathodic Arc Generated High Energy Ion Bombardment, in Interface Controlled Materials, Volume 9 (eds M. Rühle and H. Gleiter), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/352760622X.ch41

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung, Seestraße 92, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany

  2. 3

    Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Postfach 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany

Author Information

  1. Material Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 DEC 2005
  2. Published Print: 27 JUN 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527301911

Online ISBN: 9783527606221

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Keywords:

  • interface controlled materials;
  • niobium coatings;
  • PVD interface design;
  • cathodic arc generated high energy ion bombardment

Summary

The present study further investigates the nature of the interfacial region created by Nb ions from the steered cathodic arc source and the influence on the corrosion performance with regard to the average ion energies as well as to the working gas (argon) pressure during etching. The latter parameter is of interest as sufficient high working gas pressures can be beneficial for the stability of the cathodic arc operated at low arc currents when using high melting point materials such as Nb (Tm = 2500°C).