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Coatings 2012, 2(1), 8-44; doi:10.3390/coatings2010008
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Ion-Induced Surface Modification of Magnetically Operated Contacts

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Received: 2 February 2012; in revised form: 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.
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.

AMA Style

Arushanov K, Zeltser I, Karabanov S, Maizels R, Moos E, Tolstoguzov A. Ion-Induced Surface Modification of Magnetically Operated Contacts. Coatings. 2012; 2(1):8-44.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Arushanov, Karen; Zeltser, Igor; Karabanov, Sergey; Maizels, Rafail; Moos, Evgeny; Tolstoguzov, Alexander. 2012. "Ion-Induced Surface Modification of Magnetically Operated Contacts." Coatings 2, no. 1: 8-44.

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