Special Issue "Physical Vapor Deposition"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019
Dr. Klaus Pagh Almtoft
Tribology Centre, Danish Technological Insitute, Kongsvang Allé 29, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
Interests: sputter deposition; Industrial-scale sputtering; PVD coatings; surface enginering; pulsed DC sputtering; HiPIMS; HPPMS; oxides; nitrides; carbides; DLC; tribology; ion-beam assisted deposition (IBAD); ion implantation; photocatalysis; X-ray diffraction (XRD, XRR, pole figures); electron microscopy (SEM, TEM); Rutherford backscattering; EDX
Physical vapor deposition (PVD) is a vacuum deposition method of producing thin films and coatings. In a PVD process, the source material is changed from the solid phase to the vapor phase and then is deposited on a substrate surface, by returning to a condensed phase. The most common PVD processes are evaporation and sputtering with the assistance of various of techniques. PVD technology is applied in applications that require thin films or coatings for mechanical, physical, chemical, optical, and electronic functions. PVD technology is developing with advances in theory and technique, and providing extensive opportunities for advanced thin films and coatings in an expanding area of applications. This Special Issue of Coatings on "Physics Vapor Deposition" is open to all original research and critical reviews on the latest advances on all aspects of PVD.
In particular, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- PVD physics and modeling
- PVD processes, technoques, and equipment
- PVD coating characterization
- PVD coating properties, behaviors, and performances
- PVD coating applications
Dr. Klaus Pagh Almtoft
Dr. Feng Cai
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Title: The Influence of Surface Treatment of PVD Coating on Its Quality and Wear Resistant
Authors: Zlamal, T.; Mrkvica, I.; Szotkowski, T.; Malotova, Š.
Affiliation: VŠB – TU Ostrava, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, 17. listopadu 2172/15, Ostrava – Poruba, 708 00, Czech Republic
Abstract: The article deals with a determination of influence of mechanical treatments on a quality and wear resistance of coated cutting tool. Cutting inserts made from a sintered carbide with a deposited layer of PVD coating were selected for a measurement. Non-homogeneity caused by a creation of macroparticles arises in application layer during process of applying of coating by PVD method. These macroparticles make a surface roughness of PVD coating worse, increase a friction and thereby a thermal load of cutting tool also. Also, the macroparticles could be the cause of a creation and a propagation of microcracks in a coating and can cause quick cutting tool wear during machining. The mechanical surface treatments were suggested for an improvement of surface integrity of deposited layers of PVD coating, namely technology of drag finishing and abrasive jet machining. After their application, the areal surface roughness was measured on surface of coated cutting inserts, an occurrence of macroparticles was tracked and a surface structure was explored. A durability test of cutting inserts was carried out for a verification of the influence surface treatment on wear resistant of cutting inserts during milling process. The cutting inserts with a layer of PVD coatings termed as samples A, B, and C were used for the durability test. The first sample A represented the coating before the application of mechanical surface treatment and the samples B and C were after the application of mechanical surface treatment. A carbon steel termed C45 was used for milling process and cutting conditions were suggested. A visual control of surface of cutting inserts, an intensity of wear and an occurrence of thermal cracks in deposited PVD layers were a criterion for evaluation of the individual tests.
Keywords: PVD coating; mechanical treatment; macroparticles; surface roughness; wear