Improved properties of TiAlN coatings through the multilayer structure

A. Rizzo, L. Mirenghi, M. Massaro, U. Galietti, L. Capodieci, R. Terzi, L. Tapfer, D. Valerini

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TiAlN/AlN multilayers are attracting great interest for the possibility to modulate their mechanical and tribological properties through the variation of multilayer design. In this work TiAlN single layer, TiAlN/AlN intermixed-multilayer and nano-multilayer were prepared using a reactive magnetron sputtering system starting from targets of TiAl and Al. The aim is to analyze how the multilayer design affects the thermal and tribological properties of the coatings. The microstructure of as-deposited and annealed films has been studied using X-ray diffraction. The chemical composition has been deduced by XPS analyses. Thermal behavior was assessed by means of differential thermal analysis (DTA) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), while mechanical properties have been investigated by wear tests. © 2013 The Authors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475 - 483
Number of pages9
JournalSurface and Coatings Technology
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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Rizzo, A., Mirenghi, L., Massaro, M., Galietti, U., Capodieci, L., Terzi, R., Tapfer, L., & Valerini, D. (2013). Improved properties of TiAlN coatings through the multilayer structure. Surface and Coatings Technology, 235, 475 - 483.