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Coatings 2012, 2(1), 8-44; doi:10.3390/coatings2010008

Ion-Induced Surface Modification of Magnetically Operated Contacts

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Ryazan Metal Ceramics Instrumentation Plant Joint Stock Company (RMCIP JSC), Novaya Street 51B, Ryazan 390027, Russian Federation
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Centre for Physics and Technological Research (CeFITec), Physics Department, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica 2829-516, Portugal
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Received: 2 February 2012 / Revised: 15 February 2012 / Accepted: 15 February 2012 / Published: 24 February 2012

Abstract

A study has been made of permalloy (iron-nickel) contacts of reed switches before and after ion-induced surface modification using atomic force and optical microscopy, Auger electron and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. It has been found that the formation of surface nitride layers enhances corrosion and erosion resistance of contacts. We proposed to produce such layers directly into sealed reed switches by means of pulsing glow-discharge nitrogen plasma. View Full-Text
Keywords: reed switches; ion-plasma treatment; nitriding; atomic force microscopy; Auger-electron spectroscopy; X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy reed switches; ion-plasma treatment; nitriding; atomic force microscopy; Auger-electron spectroscopy; X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
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Arushanov, K.; Zeltser, I.; Karabanov, S.; Maizels, R.; Moos, E.; Tolstoguzov, A. Ion-Induced Surface Modification of Magnetically Operated Contacts. Coatings 2012, 2, 8-44.

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