Analytical Electron Microscopy of Interfaces in Cathodic Arc Coatings

MacKenzie, Maureen (1997) Analytical Electron Microscopy of Interfaces in Cathodic Arc Coatings. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The aim of this work was to study the effects of changing the substrate bias and orientation on arc evaporated nitride coatings. The microstructure and microchemistry of the coatings were investigated with emphasis placed on study of the coating/substrate interface region which governs the adhesion of the coating - a property that is vital to the functional performance of the coating. The effect of the sputter cleaning process prior to deposition of the coating was investigated in some detail.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: Alan Craven
Keywords: Applied physics, Condensed matter physics
Date of Award: 1997
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1997-74494
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2019 18:06
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 18:06
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/74494

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