Korean Institute of Surface Engineering

pISSN : 1225-8024 | eISSN : 3399-8403


한국표면공학회지 (26권5호 225-234)

The Effects of Surface Pretreatments on Adhesion Strength of TiN Films by DC Magnetron Sputtering

표면전처리가 반응성 스퍼터링법으로 제조한 TiN 코팅층의 밀착력에 미치는 영향


산업과학기술연구소, 용융도금실;한국기계연구원, 박막기술실;영남대학교, 금속공학과;
산업과학기술연구소, 용융도금실;한국기계연구원, 박막기술실;영남대학교, 금속공학과;


Titanium nitride coatings were deposited onto SUS304 stainless steel substrates pretreated by mechanical scrubbing, chemical etching at 50% HCl solution and Ar ion etching. Adhesion strength were measured by scratch tester and confirmed by SEM with EDS. Adhesion strength of Ar ion etched substrate was 10 to 15 times higher than that of mechanical scrubbed or chemical etched substrate. Ar ion etching brought about an uniform and fine spherical shaped surface, while chemical etching gave rise to a rough and irregular surface on SEM micrograph. It was suggested that higher adhesion strength might be caused by anchoring effect of Ar ion etched surface prior to TiN deposition.