Surface hardening of age-hardenable Cu-Ti dilute alloys by plasma nitriding

S. Semboshi, S. Kimura, A. Iwase, N. Ohtsu

研究成果: Article査読

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A plasma-nitriding procedure was applied to enhance the surface hardness and wear toughness of practical age-hardenable Cu-4mol% Ti alloy. Plasma nitriding at 1073K and 1173K leads to the formation of TiN surface layers with thicknesses of 300nm and 350nm, respectively, above Cu3Ti3O layers with thicknesses of approximately 700nm and 2200nm. In other words, the thicknesses of the surface compound layers increase with plasma nitriding temperature, which also increases the surface hardening. In particular, the hard TiN and Cu3Ti3O on the surface contribute to hardening of the surface to Vickers hardness of around 10GPa, which is much greater than the hardness of the substrate alloy of approximately 1.6GPa. The surface layers also modified the wear resistance significantly. Thus, an optimized plasma-nitriding procedure is a promising surface modification technique for age-hardenable Cu-Ti dilute alloys.

ジャーナルSurface and Coatings Technology
出版ステータスPublished - 2014 11月 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 化学 (全般)
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 表面および界面
  • 表面、皮膜および薄膜
  • 材料化学


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