Effect of Cr Layer on the Structure and Properties of Cr/DLC Films

  • X. Jiang Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China
  • A. V. Rogachev Francisk Skorina Gomel State University, Gomel 246019, Belarus
  • D. G. Piliptsou Francisk Skorina Gomel State University, Gomel 246019, Belarus
Keywords: DLC films, Cr interlayer, arc evaporation, structural characteristics, properties analysis


This paper focuses on the Cr interlayer effect on the structure and properties of Cr/DLC films. To improve structural, mechanical and chemical properties of a-C films, we developed two layer chromium-carbon films produced by cathode magnetic filtered arc deposition. Microstructure and properties of these films are explained depending on the Cr-interlayer size. The structure is analyzed by Raman spectroscopy. Moreover, we also estimated residual stress, the friction coefficient, hardness, the elastic modulus and corrosion parameters by X-ray double crystal surface profilometry, tribotesting, nanoindenter-testing, as well as contact angle measurements and potentiodynamic polarization analysis. As a result of the comparative analysis, we revealed a substantial improvement in the characteristics of the produced two layer films. The results provide theoretical basis for the application of these films.


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How to Cite
X. Jiang, A. Rogachev, and D. Piliptsou, “Effect of Cr Layer on the Structure and Properties of Cr/DLC Films”, Eurasian Chem. Tech. J., vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 275-281, Oct. 2016.