Effects of hydrogen ion implantation on TiC-C coating of stainless steel

  • Rui-qian ZhangEmail author
  • Yao-guang Liu
  • Ning-kang Huang


Titanium carbide coatings are widely used as various wear-resistant material. The hydrogen erosion resistance of TiC-C films and the effect of hydrogen participation on TiC-C films were studied. Seventy-five percent TiC-C films are prepared on stainless steel surface by using ion mixing, where TiC-C films are deposited by rf magnetron sputtering followed by argon ion bombardment. The samples are then submitted to hydrogen ion implantation at 1.2 × 10−3 Pa. Characterization for the 75% TiC-C films was done with SIMS, XRD, AES, and XPS. Secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS) was used to analyze hydrogen concentration variation with depth, X-Ray diffraction (XRD) was used to identify the phases, and Auger electron spectra (AES) as well as X-ray photoelectron spectra (XPS) were used to check the effects of hydrogen on shifts of chemical bonding states of C and Ti in the TiC-C films. It is found that TiC-C films on stainless steel surface can prevent hydrogen from entering stainless steel.

Key words

hydrogen resistance carbide coating ion implantation 


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© China Iron and Steel Research Institute Group 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rui-qian Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yao-guang Liu
    • 2
  • Ning-kang Huang
    • 2
  1. 1.National Key Laboratory for Nuclear Fuel and MaterialsNuclear Power Institute of ChinaChengdu, SichuanChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Radiation Physics and Technology (Sichuan University) Ministry of Education; Institute of Nuclear Science and TechnologySichuan UniversityChengdu, SichuanChina

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