Datta, Susmit and Das, Mitun and Balla, V K and Bodhak, Subhadip and Murugesan, V K (2018) Mechanical, wear, corrosion and biological properties of arc deposited titanium nitride coatings. Surface & Coatings Technology , 344. pp. 214-222. ISSN 0257-8972

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Cathodic arc deposition of ceramic coatings is gaining importance due to their good adhesion and minimum residual stresses. In this work we have arc deposited TiN coatings on Ti6Al4V alloy and evaluated their mechanical, corrosion, in vitro tribological and biological properties for implant applications. Coatings exhibited high hardness of 33.4 +/- 10 GPa and Young's modulus of 458.4 +/- 79 GPa. Scratch tests revealed that the coatings fail adhesively at 2.9 +/- 0.3 GPa. Hydrophilic nature of the coatings enabled protein adsorption leading to surface passivation and significant increase in the in vitro corrosion resistance. The inherent in vitro wear rate of the coatings was 6.8 +/- 1.7 x 10(-7) mm(3)/N.m against Al2O3 ball. The wear rate of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene tested against TiN coatings was 1.9 +/- 0.7 x 10(-5) mm(3)/N.m, which appears to be better than against CoCrMo alloy. In vitro biocompatibility studies performed using mouse embryonic fibroblast cell line (NIH3T3) demonstrated that the coatings are non-toxic and exhibit excellent cell-materials interactions. Further improvement in the performance of present cathodic arc deposited TiN coatings can be achieved by minimizing/eliminating coating defects such as pits and macro/micro particles, which accelerated the localized damage during articulation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Bioceramics & Coating
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2018 07:54
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2018 07:54
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/4252

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