Nanocomposite TiN films with embedded MoS2 inorganic fullerenes produced by combining supersonic cluster beam deposition with cathodic arc reactive evaporation

C. Piazzoni, M. Blomqvist, A. Podestà, G. Bardizza, M. Bonati, P. Piseri, P. Milani, C. Davies, P. Hatto, C. Ducati, K. Sedláčková, G. Radnóczi

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We report the production and characterization of nanocomposite thin films consisting of a titanium nitride matrix with embedded molybdenum disulphide fullerene-like nanoparticles. This was achieved by combining a cluster source generating a pulsed supersonic beam of MoS2 clusters with an industrial cathodic arc reactive evaporation apparatus used for TiN deposition. Cluster-assembled films show the presence of MoS2 nanocages and nanostructures and the survival of such structures dispersed in the TiN matrix in the co-deposited samples. Nanotribological characterization by atomic force microscopy shows that the presence of MoS2 nanoparticles even in very low concentration modifies the behaviour of the TiN matrix.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Volume90
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

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Nanocomposite TiN films with embedded MoS2 inorganic fullerenes produced by combining supersonic cluster beam deposition with cathodic arc reactive evaporation. / Piazzoni, C.; Blomqvist, M.; Podestà, A.; Bardizza, G.; Bonati, M.; Piseri, P.; Milani, P.; Davies, C.; Hatto, P.; Ducati, C.; Sedláčková, K.; Radnóczi, G.

In: Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing, Vol. 90, No. 1, 01.2008, p. 101-104.

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Piazzoni, C. ; Blomqvist, M. ; Podestà, A. ; Bardizza, G. ; Bonati, M. ; Piseri, P. ; Milani, P. ; Davies, C. ; Hatto, P. ; Ducati, C. ; Sedláčková, K. ; Radnóczi, G. / Nanocomposite TiN films with embedded MoS2 inorganic fullerenes produced by combining supersonic cluster beam deposition with cathodic arc reactive evaporation. In: Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing. 2008 ; Vol. 90, No. 1. pp. 101-104.
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