Friction and Wear Behaviors of TiN Coatings under Dry and Vacuum Conditions

Kara L., Ozkan D., Yagci M. B. , Sulukan E., SERT Y. , Sert T. S.

TRIBOLOGY TRANSACTIONS, cilt.62, ss.362-373, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 62 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/10402004.2018.1559385
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.362-373


In this study, pure TiN coatings were applied on AISI 52100 steel surfaces with a magnetron sputterer at different direct current (DC) powers and N-2 flows to develop a wear-resistant coating for sliding tribopairs working in atmospheric and vacuum conditions. Wear and friction characteristics of these coatings were investigated with a tribometer under both vacuum and atmospheric conditions. DC power and N-2 flow affected the coating thickness and structure. TiN coatings showed different wear and friction characteristics under ambient and vacuum conditions due to the oxidation level of the surface.