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Author Dave, V. ♦ Rao, G. P. ♦ Tiwari, G. S. ♦ Sanger, A. ♦ Kumar, A. ♦ Chandra, R.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword MATERIALS SCIENCE ♦ CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ♦ CHROMIUM NITRIDES ♦ CRYSTAL STRUCTURE ♦ DIRECT CURRENT ♦ MORPHOLOGY ♦ NANOSTRUCTURES ♦ POLYCRYSTALS ♦ ROUGHNESS ♦ SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY ♦ SPUTTERING ♦ THIN FILMS ♦ WEAR RESISTANCE ♦ X-RAY DIFFRACTION
Abstract Cultivator, one of the agriculture farm tool, extensively suffers from the wear problem. In this paper, we report nanostructured chromium nitrite (CrN) coating for the cultivator shovels to mitigate wear problem. The (CrN) coating was developed using DC magnetron sputtering technique at 200 °C. The structural, morphological, hydrophobic and wear properties were investigated using X-ray diffractometer, scanning electron microscope, contact angle goniometer and custom designed soil bin assembly. The XRD reveals that the deposited coating was polycrystalline in nature with cubic structure. Also, The deposited coating was found to be anti wear resistant as well as hydrophobic in nature. The gravimetric wear for the coating developed at 200 °C coated was found out to be 8.15 gm and for non coated it was 14.48 gm tested for 100 hrs. The roughness of the coating plays an important role in determining the hydrophobicity of the coated film. Roughness and contact angle measured for 200 °C coated shovel was found out to be 11.17 nm and 105 ° respectively.
ISSN 0094243X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-04-13
Publisher Place United States
Volume Number 1724
Issue Number 1


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