Introduction to tribology and conventional surface engineering, outlines of conventional surface modification methods-physical vapour depositions, chemical vapourdeposition, Introduction to nano films, glancing angle deposition (GLAD)technique. Transparent polymer nanocomposites, silane coating, silica coating, Nanocomposite processing, melt blending, In situ synthesis, Optical, Thermomechanical and mechanical properties of the nano coatings.
Nanostructures by Ion Irradiation- Introduction, Implantation, Sputtering , Cleaning, roughening of surface for improving the adhesion of coatings, Ion beam assisted deposition (IBAD) and ion beam deposition (IBD) of monoatomic ions or clusters, microencapsulation, decorative and golden PVD coatings, concept of color, reactive gas flow, Influence of oxygen in the layers. Ion bombardment, TiN (ZrN) + Au coatings , nanostructured TiN/ZrN coatings, hardness and nanostructure of coatings , chromium nitride coatings, tantalum nitride (TaN) coatings , TiAl (N, C, O) coatings.
Introduction to nanolayered hard coatings, nanostructuring of transition-elements nitrides obtained by cathodic arc evaporation , plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition, pulsed current in nano coatings. Nanopowders- instructions for use, defining the working conditions.
Characterization of coatings- hardness, adherence and internal stresses, mechanical behavior and machining performances.
Determining internal stresses by radius of curvature measurements (Stoney’s method), determining residual stresses using x-ray diffraction, high temperature oxidation resistance of nanocomposite coatings.