Nanostructured and x-ray-amorphous films in the TiB2-B 4C system are prepared by nonreactive magnetron sputtering in the absence and presence of an additional external magnetic field with inductions of up to 0.3 T. The properties of the deposited films, such as the grain size, phase composition, dominant texture, roughness, and hardness, are investigated using transmission electron microscopy, microdiffraction, x-ray powder diffraction, atomic force microscopy, and microdurometry. The specific features of the phase diagram as applied to films and the effect of application of the magnetic field on their properties are discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics