We report the production and characterization of nanocomposite thin films consisting of a titanium nitride matrix with embedded molybdenum disulphide fullerene-like nanoparticles. This was achieved by combining a cluster source generating a pulsed supersonic beam of MoS2 clusters with an industrial cathodic arc reactive evaporation apparatus used for TiN deposition. Cluster-assembled films show the presence of MoS2 nanocages and nanostructures and the survival of such structures dispersed in the TiN matrix in the co-deposited samples. Nanotribological characterization by atomic force microscopy shows that the presence of MoS2 nanoparticles even in very low concentration modifies the behaviour of the TiN matrix.
|Titolo:||Nanocomposite TiN films with embedded MoS2 inorganic fullerenes produced by combining supersonic cluster beam deposition with cathodic arc reactive evaporation|
PIAZZONI, CLAUDIO (Primo)
BLOMQVIST, MATS VERNER (Secondo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/03 - Fisica della Materia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s00339-007-4292-2|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|