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Research Papers: Friction and Wear

Microstructures and Friction–Wear Behaviors of Cathodic Arc Ion Plated Chromium Nitride Coatings at High Temperatures

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Zhu Shouyu

School of Mechanical Engineering,
Changzhou University,
Changzhou 213164, China
e-mail: 54531533@qq.com

Kong Dejun

School of Mechanical Engineering;
Changzhou High Technology Research Key
Laboratory of Mould Advanced Manufacturing,
Changzhou University,
Changzhou 213164, China
e-mail: kong-dejun@163.com

Contributed by the Tribology Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF TRIBOLOGY. Manuscript received August 29, 2016; final manuscript received September 24, 2017; published online October 23, 2017. Assoc. Editor: Robert Wood.

J. Tribol 140(3), 031602 (Oct 23, 2017) (8 pages) Paper No: TRIB-16-1282; doi: 10.1115/1.4038101 History: Received August 29, 2016; Revised September 24, 2017

A chromium nitride (CrN) coating was deposited on YT14 cemented carbide using a cathodic arc ion plating (CAIP). The high temperature friction and wear of the obtained coating were investigated using a wear test. The results show that the Cr and N form the atom-rich zones in the coating. The average coefficient of friction (COF) of CrN coatings at 300 °C, 400 °C, and 500 °C is 0.50, 0.62, and 0.43, respectively. The wear mechanism of CrN coating at 300 °C and 400 °C is abrasive wear, and that at 500 °C is abrasive wear, accompanied by slight oxidation wear.

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Morphology and plane scan analysis of the CrN coating surface: (a) plane scanned position, (b) result of plane scan analysis, (c) Cr content, and (d) N content

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Plane scan analysis of the CrN coating interface: (a) plane scanned position, (b) result of plane scan analysis, (c) Cr content, (d) N content, (e) W content, (f) Ti content, (g) C content, (h) Co content, and (i) O content

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Line scan analysis of CrN coating interface: (a) line scanned position and (b) result of line scan analysis

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XRD analysis of CrN coating at normal temperature

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COFs versus wear time and wear profiles of CrN coatings: (a) COFs versus wear time and (b) wear profiles

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Plane scan analysis of worn track at 300 °C: (a) plane scanned position, (b) result of plane scan analysis, (c) Cr content, (d) N content, and (e) O content

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Plane scan analysis of worn track at 400 °C: (a) plane scanned position, (b) result of plane scan analysis, (c) Cr content, (d) N content, and (e) O content

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Plane scan analysis of worn track at 500 °C: (a) plane scanned position, (b) result of plane scan analysis, (c) Cr content, (d) N content, and (e) O content

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Worn morphologies of CrN coating at 300 °C: (a) worn morphology, (b) coating spalling off, and (c) abrasive wear

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Worn morphologies of CrN coating at 400 °C: (a) worn morphology, (b) coating spalling off, and (c) abrasive wear

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Worn morphologies of CrN coating at 500 °C: (a) worn morphology, (b) coating spalling off, and (c) abrasive wear

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