Metal Science and Heat Treatment

, Volume 60, Issue 7–8, pp 443–449 | Cite as

Influence of the Chemical Composition of Al/AlC/a-C:H Coatings on the Mechanical Properties of Magnesium Alloy AZ31

  • Ł. KaczmarekEmail author
  • M. Klich
  • W. Tuta
  • K. Kyzioł
  • P. Kuoetrowski
  • D. Batory
  • W. Szymañski
  • M. Stegliñski
  • D. Kottfer

The composition of wear-resistant Al/AlC/a-C:H coatings deposited on a magnesium alloy by combination of radio frequency plasma assisted chemical vapor deposition and magnetron sputtering is studied. It is shown that the mechanical properties of the coatings vary depending on the composition of the amorphous C:H layers after changing the negative bias polarization of the process from 150 to 600 V; the carbon structure may be varied from a disordered one to a graphite one as well as the sp2/sp3 bonds ratio.

Key words

chemical vapor deposition diamond-like carbon functional coating gradient interlayer wear friction magnesium alloy 


The present work has been supported by the Polish State Committee for Scientific Research (Project No. NN 507 269540) and by the European Commission in the framework of the ERA. Net RUS Plus Program (Project LIGHTMAT4SPACE: Lightweight Nanocrystalline Aluminum-Based Material for Space Applications; modelling and technology verification).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ł. Kaczmarek
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Klich
    • 1
  • W. Tuta
    • 1
  • K. Kyzioł
    • 2
  • P. Kuoetrowski
    • 3
  • D. Batory
    • 1
  • W. Szymañski
    • 1
  • M. Stegliñski
    • 1
  • D. Kottfer
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Materials Science and EngineeringLodz University of TechnologyLodzPoland
  2. 2.Faculty of Materials Science and CeramicsAGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakówPoland
  3. 3.Faculty of ChemistryJagiellonian UniversityKrakówPoland
  4. 4.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringTechnical University of KošiceKošiceSlovakia

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