CVD-WC and WC xNy diffusion barrier coatings on WC/Co metalloceramics

D. Gogova, K. Gesheva, A. Veneva

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Conventional hard metal coatings on WC/Co metalloceramics are treated at elevated temperatures by cobalt diffusion. That could prevent applying suitable barrier sublayers. The paper presents results on the possibility tungsten carbide (WC) and carbonitrides (WC xNy) CVD layers to be used as a barrier against Co diffusion. The coatings were prepared using two CVD methods: direct growing of WC or WC xNy and carborization/carbonitridization of W films. The level of diffused Co was investigated by X-ray microprobe technics, Auger electron spectrometry and direct layer by layer spectral analysis in the hollow cathode glow discharge method. Results show that WC and WC xNy coatings are prospective for preventing diffusion interaction between the substrate and the functional coatings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-356
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Diffusion barrier
  • Metalloceramics
  • Tungsten carbides
  • Tungsten carbonitrides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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