The nucleation and growth of diamond films on Ni-cemented carbide is investigated. Substrates made of WC with 6 wt% of Ni were submitted to grinding, and then to different pretreatments (scratching, etching, and/or decarburization) before diamond deposition. Diamond synthesis was carried out by hot-filament chemical vapor deposition (HFCVD) using a mixture of CH4 (1% v/v) and H2. Depositions were performed for different lengths of time with the substrates at various temperatures. The specimens were analyzed before and after deposition by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), and X-ray diffractometry (XRD). Raman spectra showed that the phase purity of the diamond films was not affected by the presence of nickel on the substrate surface. After wet etching pretreatments, the nucleation of diamond was enhanced, mainly at the WC grain boundaries. Continuous films were obtained on scratched and etched substrates. The decarburizing treatment led to the formation of metallic tungsten and of brittle nickel-tungsten carbide phases. These phases reacted in the early stages of diamond film formation with gaseous carbon species with a parallel process which competes with stable diamond nucleus formation. The diamond film formed after long-term deposition on these samples was not continuous.
Polini, R., Marcheselli, G., & Traversa, E. (1994). Nucleation and growth of diamond films on Ni-cemented tungsten carbide: Effects of substrate pretreatments. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, 77(8), 2043-2048.
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Polini, R., Marcheselli, G., & Traversa, E. (1994). Nucleation and growth of diamond films on Ni-cemented tungsten carbide: Effects of substrate pretreatments. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, 77(8), 2043-2048.|
|IF:||Con Impact Factor ISI|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/03 - Chimica Generale e Inorganica|
Settore ING-IND/22 - Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali
|Revisione (peer review):||Sì, ma tipo non specificato|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1151-2916.1994.tb07095.x|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1994|
|Titolo:||Nucleation and growth of diamond films on Ni-cemented tungsten carbide: Effects of substrate pretreatments|
|Autori:||Polini, R; Marcheselli, G; Traversa, E|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|