PHASE VARIATION AND PROPERTIES OF (TI, AL)N FILMS PREPARED BY ION-BEAM-ASSISTED DEPOSITION

Citation
Y. Setsuhara et al., PHASE VARIATION AND PROPERTIES OF (TI, AL)N FILMS PREPARED BY ION-BEAM-ASSISTED DEPOSITION, Surface & coatings technology, 97(1-3), 1997, pp. 254-258
Citations number
16
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
ISSN journal
0257-8972
Volume
97
Issue
1-3
Year of publication
1997
Pages
254 - 258
Database
ISI
SICI code
0257-8972(1997)97:1-3<254:PVAPO(>2.0.ZU;2-9
Abstract
(Ti, Al)N films were prepared using ion beam assisted deposition (IBAD ), in which the films were formed by vapour deposition of Ti and Al un der simultaneous bombardment with nitrogen ions in the energy range 0. 2-20 keV. Detailed investigations on the phase variation of (Ti, AI)N films as a function of Al content were carried out using selected area electron diffraction. The structural analysis showed the formation of a single-phase NaCl structure in the films with Al content up to 67 a t.%. With increasing Al content, the films exhibited a double phase mi xture consisting of NaCl and wurtzite structure phases. With Al conten t above 84 at.%, the phase was observed to transform into a single-pha se wurtzite structure. The critical Al content for the phase transitio n from NaCl to wurtzite structure (67 at.% Al)was in excellent agreeme nt with the value (65.3 at.% Al) theoretically predicted using the two band parameters; i.e. the hybrid function and the gap reduction param eter. High-temperature oxidation tests of the (Ti0.7Al0.3)N film did n ot show appreciable oxidation up to similar to 900 degrees C, whereas the TiN films began to show significant weight gain at temperatures as low as similar to 700 degrees C. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science S.A.