|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Recent Developments in Biological, Structural and Functional Thin Films and Coatings
||Effect of Increase in the Zr Content on the Microstructural and Corrosion Properties of Nano-crystalline Cu-Zr Thin Films
||Vignesh Nallasivam, Madhuri Varadharajan, Sivakumar Bose, Geetha Priyadharsini B, Angelo P C
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Binary-based alloy systems, Cu-Zr nanocrystalline thin films are relatively easy to fabricate by Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) over a wide composition ranges, as it involves direct deposition from two different metallic sources from vapor phase there by decreasing the diffusion required for grain growth during cooling. The Zr rich nanocrystalline (50-88 Zr at %) films were synthesized using PVD. The coatings are further characterized by: Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM) for coating thickness and morphology, Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (EDS) for the chemical composition of the films, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) for topographical analysis, grain size and phase contrast, Glancing Incidence X-ray Diffraction (GIXRD) for phase identification, and Nano indentation to study the mechanical behavior of the Cu-Zr thin films. The study also includes the electrochemical response of the Zr rich nanocrystalline films in comparison to bare AISI 304 SS in Simulated Body Fluid (SBF).
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume