Effect of Cu Content on the Tribological Performance of Cr-N Coatings at High Temperatures (840C) Conference Paper uri icon


  • Cr-N and Cu-Cr-N coatings with Cu content between 365 at.%, Cu/Cr ratios in the 0.044.5 range and 2127 at.% N, synthesized by twin e-beam Physical Vapor Deposition (EBPVD) at 450C, were investigated. Using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), glancing angle X-ray diffraction (GAXRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), in combination with nanoindentation mechanical property measurements and laboratory controlled ball-on-disc sliding experiments, it is shown that Cu-Cr-N coatings with low Cu content (3 at.%) possess sufficient wear resistance for high temperature demanding tribological applications.

name of conference

  • ASME/STLE 2009 International Joint Tribology Conference

published proceedings

  • ASME/STLE 2009 International Joint Tribology Conference

author list (cited authors)

  • Polychronopoulou, K., Rebholz, C., Demas, N. G., Polycarpou, A. A., & Gibson, P. N.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Polychronopoulou, Kyriaki||Rebholz, Claus||Demas, Nicholaos G||Polycarpou, Andreas A||Gibson, PN

publication date

  • January 2009