Wear and Corrosion Behavior of Zr-Doped DLC on Ti-13Zr-13Nb Biomedical Alloy

Kumar, Prateek and Dilli Babu, P and Mohan, L and Anandan, C and William Grips, VK (2013) Wear and Corrosion Behavior of Zr-Doped DLC on Ti-13Zr-13Nb Biomedical Alloy. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 22 . pp. 283-293. ISSN 1059-9495

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    Zirconium (Zr)-doped DLC was deposited on biomedical titanium alloy Ti-13Nb-13Zr by a combination of plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition and magnetron sputtering. The concentration of Zr in the films was varied by changing the parameters of the bi-polar pulsed power supply and the Ar/CH4 gas composition. The coatings were characterized for composition, morphology, nanohardness, corrosion resistance in simulated body fluid (SBF) and tribological properties. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) studies on the samples were used to estimate the concentration of Zr in the films. XPS and micro- Raman studies were used to find the variation of ID/IG ratio with Zr concentration. These studies show that the disorder in the film increased with increasing Zr concentration as deduced from the ID/IG ratio. Nanohardness measurements showed no clear dependence of hardness and Young�s modulus on Zr concentration. Reciprocating wear studies showed a low coefficient of friction (0.04) at 1 N load and it increased toward 0.4 at higher loads. The wear volume was lower at all loads on the coated samples. The wear mechanism changed from abrasive wear on the substrate to adhesive wear after coating. The corrosion current in SBF was unaffected by the coating and corrosion potential moved toward nobler (more positive) values.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: Copyright to this article belongs to M/s. ASM International
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Corrosion;DLC;Titanium alloy;Wear;XPS
    Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
    Division/Department: Surface Engineering Division , Other, Other , Surface Engineering Division, Surface Engineering Division
    Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
    Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2013 14:12
    Last Modified: 04 Apr 2013 14:12
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/11564

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