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Rocking curves of gold nitride species prepared by arc pulsed-physical assisted plasma vapour deposition

Lookup NU author(s): Jorge Quintero Orozco, Professor Lidija Siller



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Gold nitride is important for potential applications, such as, to replace metallic gold in electronics, coatings, jewelry and micro-engineering. However, the experimental determination of crystalline structure is still controversial due to difficulties in the synthesis (it is difficult to obtain a sufficient amount). In this work gold nitride species are obtained at the 304 stainless steel substrates by using an arc pulsed - physical assisted plasma vapor deposition system. The pressure of nitrogen at the discharge time was varied between 3.5 at 8.0 mbar to increase the amount of gold nitride species in the sample. By X-ray diffraction, changes in the texture coefficient of (111) to (200) planes are observed, and increase of the micro strain, asymmetries and widening of the rocking curves shown. By the X-ray photoemission spectroscopy, the N 1s core levels observed at binding energies of 398.1 eV and 398.3 eV, are attributed to formation of gold nitride species.

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Author(s): Quintero JH, Marino A, Siller L, Restrepo-Parra E, Caro-Lopera FJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Surface and Coatings Technology

Year: 2017

Volume: 309

Pages: 249-257

Print publication date: 15/01/2017

Online publication date: 24/11/2016

Acceptance date: 22/11/2016

Date deposited: 25/11/2016

ISSN (print): 0257-8972

ISSN (electronic): 1879-3347

Publisher: Elsevier SA


DOI: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2016.11.081


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