Russian Journal of Non-Ferrous Metals

, Volume 58, Issue 6, pp 678–683 | Cite as

Evaluation of Thermal Stability of Multilayered Nanostructured Coatings Based on Analysis of Diffusion Mobility of Components of the Layers

  • A. O. VolkhonskiiEmail author
  • I. V. Blinkov
  • Yu. V. Levinsky
  • E. A. Skryleva
Nanostructured Materials and Functional Coatings


The thermal stability of multilayered nanostructured coatings is evaluated by analyzing the diffusion mobility of layer components. The possibility of increasing the thermal stability of multilayered coatings based on mutually soluble Ti–Al–N and Cr–N layers due to the introduction of an additional barrier layer based on Zr–N into a multilayered nanostructure is investigated in detail. Calculated diffusivities of basic metallic elements of the coating into corresponding nitride layers upon heating in a temperature range of 800–1000°C evidence the absence of noticeable diffusion spread of layer boundaries in the presence of the Zr–N-based barrier layer. For example, their values lower upon its introduction (it is found at t = 1000°C, cm2/s: DCr/TiN = 5 × 10–17, Dcr/ZrN = 2 × 1018, \({D_{Ti/C{r_2}N}}\) = 9 × 10–18, and DTi/ZrN = 3 × 10–18). The physicomechanical properties of coatings do not vary upon their vacuum annealing at t < 900°C; however, they noticeably lower with a further increase in temperature due to the degradation of a multilayered coating structure during annealing.


thermal stability nanostructured coating diffusion coefficient multilayer structure nitride 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. O. Volkhonskii
    • 1
    Email author
  • I. V. Blinkov
    • 1
  • Yu. V. Levinsky
    • 2
  • E. A. Skryleva
    • 1
  1. 1.National University of Science and Technology “MISiS”MoscowRussia
  2. 2.Merzhanov Institute of Structural Macrokinetics and Materials Science Russian Academy of SciencesChernogolovka, Moscow oblastRussia

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