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Method For Producing Fluorinated Damond-Like Carbon Films, Marko J. Hakovirta, Michael Nastasi, Deok-Hyung Lee, Xiao-Ming He Jun 2003

Method For Producing Fluorinated Damond-Like Carbon Films, Marko J. Hakovirta, Michael Nastasi, Deok-Hyung Lee, Xiao-Ming He

Mechanical & Materials Engineering Faculty Publications

Fluorinated, diamond-like carbon (F-DLC) films are produced by a pulsed, glow-discharge plasma immersion ion processing procedure. The pulsed, glow-discharge plasma was generated at a pressure of 1 Pa from an acetylene (CH) and hexafluoroethane (CF) gas mixture, and the fluorinated, diamond-like carbon films were deposited on silicon <100>Substrates. The film hardness and wear resistance were found to be strongly dependent on the fluorine content incorporated into the coatings. The hardness of the F-DLC films was found to decrease considerably when the fluorine content in the coatings reached about 20%. The contact angle of water on the F-DLC coatings was found ...


Optically Transparent, Scratch-Resistant, Diamond-Like Carbon Coatings, Xiao-Ming He, Deok-Hyung Lee, Michael A. Nastasi, Kevin C. Walter, Michel G. Tuszewski Jun 2003

Optically Transparent, Scratch-Resistant, Diamond-Like Carbon Coatings, Xiao-Ming He, Deok-Hyung Lee, Michael A. Nastasi, Kevin C. Walter, Michel G. Tuszewski

Mechanical & Materials Engineering Faculty Publications

A plasma-based method for the deposition of diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings is described. The process uses a radio-frequency inductively coupled discharge to generate a plasma at relatively low gas pressures. The deposition process is environmentally friendly and scaleble to large areas, and components that have geometrically complicated surfaces can be processed. The method has been used to deposit abherent 100-400 nm thick DLC coatings on metals, glass, and polymers. These coatings are between three and four times harder than steel and are therefore scratch resistant, and transparent to visible light. Boron and silicon doping of the DLC coatings have produced ...


Microstructural Study Of Nanoprecipitates In Rra Treated Al-7075 T6 Using Afm/Ufm/Stem, Samuel J.M. Kuhr, Margaret Pinnell, Daniel Eylon Mar 2003

Microstructural Study Of Nanoprecipitates In Rra Treated Al-7075 T6 Using Afm/Ufm/Stem, Samuel J.M. Kuhr, Margaret Pinnell, Daniel Eylon

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Faculty Publications

7075 T651 aluminum alloy is frequently used in aircraft applications for its high strength to weight ratio. However, aircraft parts made of this alloy have been plagued by stress corrosion cracking (SCC). Retrogression and re-aging (RRA) is a post T651 two-stage heat treatment that provides improved SCC resistance with minimal loss in tensile strength. In this study, various forms of microscopy and mechanical testing are used to investigate how the RRA process affects the microstructure.

The microscopic observations in this paper show that the precipitates in the aluminum alloy coarsen and that the grain boundary regions are depleted of copper ...


Alloy States In Dilute Gaas1-XNX Alloys (X<1%), X. D. Luo, Jinsong Huang, Z. Y. Xu, C. L. Yang, J. Liu, W. K. Ge, Y. Zhang, A. Mascarenhas, H. P. Xin, C. W. Tu Jan 2003

Alloy States In Dilute Gaas1-XNX Alloys (X<1%), X. D. Luo, Jinsong Huang, Z. Y. Xu, C. L. Yang, J. Liu, W. K. Ge, Y. Zhang, A. Mascarenhas, H. P. Xin, C. W. Tu

Mechanical & Materials Engineering Faculty Publications

A set of GaAs1-xNx samples with small nitrogen composition (x<1%) were investigated by continuous-wave photoluminescence (PL), pulse-wave excitation PL, and time-resolved PL. In the PL spectra, an extra transition located at the higher-energy side of the commonly reported N-related emissions was observed. By measuring the PL dependence on temperature and excitation power, the PL peak was identified as a transition of alloy band edge-related recombination in GaAsN. The PL dynamics further confirms its intrinsic nature as being associated with the band edge rather than N-related bound states.