Chapter 45. Micro-Mechanical Properties of Commercial Tin Coatings

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. R. Berriche,
  2. P. Au,
  3. A. K. Koul and
  4. J.-P. Immarigeon

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314821.ch45

Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 17, Issue 3

Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 17, Issue 3

How to Cite

Berriche, R., Au, P., Koul, A. K. and Immarigeon, J.-P. (1996) Micro-Mechanical Properties of Commercial Tin Coatings, in Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 17, Issue 3 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314821.ch45

Author Information

  1. Institute for Aerospace Research, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario KIA 0R6, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1996

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375426

Online ISBN: 9780470314821

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Keywords:

  • deposition process;
  • micro-mechanical properties;
  • indentation;
  • physical vapour deposition (PVD);
  • displacement

Summary

The Vickers hardness HV, elastic modulus E and interfacial fracture toughness Kic of four conimercial TiN coatings applied to a 17-4 PH stainless steel substrate were evaluated using a Nanomechanical Probe (NMP). The HV values of the TIN layers deposited by different methods varied between about 28 and 41 GPa, depending on the deposition process. The elastic modulus, on the other hand, appeared to remain constant at 320-330 GPa for all coatings examined. Finally, distinct differences between the Kic values representing the bond strength of the coatinghubstrate interface were observed.