J Adv Res 2021 Mar 25;29:107-119. Epub 2020 Nov 25.
Center for Engineering Research, Research Institute, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia.
Introduction: Hard coatings are primarily based on carbides, nitrides and carbonitrides of transition metal elements such as W, Ti, Zr, etc. Zr-based hard coatings show good resistance to wear, erosion, and corrosion as well as exhibit high hardness, high temperature stability, and biocompatibility, making them suitable candidates for tribological, biomedical, and electrical applications.
Objectives: The present study aims to synthesize uniform and adherent hard Zr-based coatings that demonstrate sound mechanical integrity. Read More