Detailed surface analyses and improved mechanical and tribological properties of niobium treated by high temperature nitrogen plasma based ion implantation

@inproceedings{Oliveira2013DetailedSA,
  title={Detailed surface analyses and improved mechanical and tribological properties of niobium treated by high temperature nitrogen plasma based ion implantation},
  author={Raphael Oliveira and Aline Capella de Oliveira and Felipe de Campos Carreri and Geraldo Gomes and Mario Ueda and M. Silva and Luc le Pichon and Attila T{\'o}th},
  year={2013}
}
Abstract Transition metal nitrides, as is the case of NbN, exhibit an attractive mixture of physical, chemical and mechanical properties and can be used to overcome a severe constraint of pure niobium, that is the high oxidation rate for temperature above 400 °C. In this work nitrogen ions were implanted into niobium by means of plasma based ion implantation (PBII) and high temperature PBII (HTPBII) in order to produce NbN on the surface of the material. In the case of HTPBII the treatment was… CONTINUE READING