Dhonge, Baban P and Mathews, Tom and Kumar, N and Ajikumar, P K and Manna, Indranil and Dash, S and Tyagi, A K (2012) Wear and oxidation resistance of combustion CVD grown alumina films. Surface & Coatings Technology , 206 (22). pp. 4574-4579. ISSN 0257-8972

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Alumina thin films were synthesized on Si (100) and Ni-20Cr substrates using combustion chemical vapor deposition. Aluminum acetylacetonate (0.005 M) dissolved in ethanol was used as the precursor solution. The films deposited at 900 and 1000 degrees C are found to be theta-alumina and those deposited at 1100 degrees C to be alpha-alumina. The scanning electron micrographs showed the films to be made up of crystallites of two different sizes and shapes. The coefficient of friction, of alumina coated Si samples, measured using a tribometer showed high value (similar to 0.7) at initial passes and subsequently saturated to low value (similar to 0.5) at higher sliding distances. It was observed that the tribological properties, of the films, are not affected significantly by the crystal structure and crystallite size. Oxidation resistance of alumina-coated Ni-20Cr specimens were studied using a thermogravimetric analyzer by exposing them to isothermal heating at 1000 degrees C in 20% O-2-Ar gas mixture. The results indicated that the coated specimens are 18 times more oxidation resistant, at initial stages, compared to uncoated specimens. The resistance slowly dropped to six times, where it reached a saturation value. (c) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CCVD; Alumina; Tribology and oxidation resistance
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Director´┐Żs Secretariat
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2012 07:56
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2012 07:56
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1822

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