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Influence of substrate bias and temperature on the crystallization of metallic NbTaTiVZr high-entropy alloy thin films

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Cemin, Felipe [1] ; de Mello, Saron R. S. [1] ; Figueroa, Carlos A. [2] ; Alvarez, Fernando [1]
Número total de Autores: 4
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[1] Univ Estadual Campinas UNICAMP, Inst Fis Gleb Wataghin IFGW, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Caxias do Sul UCS, Programa Posgrad Engn & Ciencia Mat PPGMAT, BR-95070560 Caxias Do Sul, RS - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY; v. 421, SEP 15 2020.
Citações Web of Science: 0

Metallic sputtered high-entropy alloy (HEA) thin films often result in amorphous structures, due to the film growth kinetics and the large atomic size mismatch of the constituent elements. In this paper, single-phase crystalline NbTaTiVZr HEA thin films were achieved by the appropriate choice of both the alloying elements and the synthesis conditions. Regarding the latter, substrate biasing prompts Ar+ ion irradiation during film growth, whereas substrate heating increases the adatom mobility, inducing specific structural modifications. The control of both variables eliminates traditional crystallization strategies, such as adding nitrogen to the gas mixture during film growth or post-thermal annealing of the as-deposited films. Therefore, we have investigated the relationship between the synthesis conditions, the structure, and the mechanical properties of a Nb20Ta26-Ti22V16Zr16 HEA thin film, due to its potential application in the field of refractory coating materials. The asdeposited films prepared at 400 degrees C possessed a body-centered cubic (bcc) phase, and their preferential orientation changed according to the bias voltage value (V-b) chosen. Low energy ion irradiation (V-b approximate to -25 V) resulted in crystallite coarsening and surface roughening. On the other hand, higher negative bias voltages (V-b approximate to -75 V) led to lower growth rates, grain refining, and improved mechanical properties. In addition, the chemical states and composition were determined by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and the HEA phase formation was predicted using empirical parameters and compared to the results obtained by the Calculation of Phase Diagrams (CALPHAD) approach. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 18/24461-0 - Estudo e desenvolvimento de filmes finos de ligas de alta entropia (LAE-F)
Beneficiário:Felipe Cemin
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 19/18460-4 - Desenvolvimento e propriedades termomecânicas e tribológicas de materiais multicomponentes avançados de alta entropia
Beneficiário:Fernando Alvarez
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular