Chapter 45. Micro-Mechanical Properties of Commercial Tin Coatings
- John B. Wachtman Jr.
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1996 The American Ceramic Society
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
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1996
Print ISBN: 9780470375426
Online ISBN: 9780470314821
- deposition process;
- micro-mechanical properties;
- physical vapour deposition (PVD);
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.