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Structural characterization of TiC/C and TiN/C films prepared by sol-gel method

Anna Biedunkiewicz 2Dariusz MoszyƄski 1

1. Technical University of Szczecin, Centre of Knowledge Based Nanomaterials and Technologies (KnowMatTech), Pulaskiego 10, Szczecin 70-322, Poland
2. Technical University of Szczecin, Institute of Materials Engineering, Al. Piastow, Szczecin 70-310, Poland


Nanocrystalline ceramic materials are being extensively studied today with the aim to develop hard but non-brittle materials. The nonhydrolytic sol-gel process has been employed successfully for preparing nanocrystalline TiC/C and TiN/C coatings. The following techniques were applied for the samples characterization: scanning microscopy, X-ray diffraction, microanalysis (WDS and EDS), transmission electron microscopy and electron diffraction and X - ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The bonding states and structures were investigated as functions of the carbon - titanium and nitrogen - titanium relations. The microscopic and microanalysis results suggest that the TiC and TiN are homogenously dispersed in a carbon matrix and the ratio of C:Ti>1. The TEM investigations of the TiC and TiN particles showed that they were formed with the average grain size below 100nm. The comprehensive XPS analysis of the coatings have been presented.


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Presentation: poster at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2004, Symposium I, by Anna Biedunkiewicz
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2004

Submitted: 2004-04-26 14:52
Revised:   2009-06-08 12:55