Korean Institute of Surface Engineering

pISSN : 1225-8024 | eISSN : 3399-8403


한국표면공학회지 (44권2호 60-67)

Effects of DC Substrate Bias Power Sources and Reactant Gas Ratio on Synthesis and Tribological Properties of Ternary B-C-N Coatings

기판 바이어스 DC 전원의 종류와 반응가스 분압비가 3성분계 B-C-N 코팅막의 합성과 마찰 특성에 미치는 영향

Jeong, Da-Woon;Kim, Doo-In;Kim, Kwang-Ho;

부산대학교 재료공학과;부산대학교 하이브리드소재 솔루션 국가핵심연구센터;
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Pusan National University;National Core Research Center for Hybrid Materials Solution, Pusan National University;

DOI : 10.5695/JKISE.2011.44.2.060


Ternary B-C-N coatings were deposited on Si(100) wafer substrate from $B_4C$ target by RF magnetron sputtering technique in $Ar+N_2+CH_4$ gas mixture. In this work, the effect of reactant gas ratio, $CH_4/(N_2+CH_4)$ on the composition, kinds and amounts of bonding states comprising B-C-N coatings were investigated using two different bias power sources of continuous and unipolar DCs. In addition, the tribological properties of coatings were studied with the composition and bonding state of coating. It was found that the substrate bias power had an effect on chemical composition, and all of the obtained coatings were nearly amorphous. Main bonding states of coatings were revealed from FTIR analyses to be h-BN, C-C, C-N, and B-C. The amount of C-C bonging mainly increased with increase of the reactant gas ratio. From our studies, both C-C and h-BN bonding states improved the tribological properties but B-C one was found to be harmful on those. The best coating from tribological points of view was found to be $BC_{1.9}N_{2.3}$ composition.


B-C-N;RF magnetron sputtering;Bonding characteristics;Tribological properties;