The micro-corrosion correlates to mechanical properties, electrical resistivity and lubricant bonded ratio of DLC overcoats on different disks of various surface roughness were investigated. DLC overcoats of hydrogenated carbon (CH) and nitrogenated carbon (CN) films were deposited by ion beam deposition (IBD) and sputter, respectively. Results show the intensity ratio I(D)/I(G) increases with decreasing IBD-CH film thickness and increasing N2 concentration of sputtered-CN layer, which implies that the films prepared at higher N2 concentration contain a relatively lower sp3 bonded carbon. The composite hardness and Young's modulus of DLC films decrease with decreasing IBD-CH thickness and increasing N2 concentration of sputtered-CN layers. Compared to disk overcoats deposited with only IBD-CH of comparable thickness, the lubricant bonded ratio is dramatically increased from 12 to 30% when the 0.5 nm CN is deposited on IBD-CH film. By Increasing the N2 concentration in the CN layer from 10 to 50 at.%, the electrical resistivity decreased from 3.6 to 0.8 kilohms and the lubricant bonded ratio increased from 30 to 46%. The corrosion spots density of sputtered-CN film surface decreases with increasing N2 concentration. It is concluded that the dual layer of 1.5 nm IBD-CH/0.5 nm sputtered-CN with 30% N2 deposition has the best integrated performance of corrosion resistance and CSS tribological properties.
|Number of pages||1|
|State||Published - 2008|
|Event||European Corrosion Congress: Managing Corrosion for Sustainability, EUROCORR 2008 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
Duration: 7 Sep 2008 → 11 Sep 2008
|Conference||European Corrosion Congress: Managing Corrosion for Sustainability, EUROCORR 2008|
|Period||7/09/08 → 11/09/08|
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