Nano-scratch experiments of Au/NiCr multi-layered films for microwave integrated circuits

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Author(s)

  • Wu Tang
  • Xiaolong Weng
  • Longjiang Deng
  • Kewei Xu
  • Jian Lu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5664-5666
Journal / PublicationSurface and Coatings Technology
Volume201
Issue number9-11 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Au/NiCr multi-layered metallic films used in microwave integrated circuits were deposited on Al2O3 substrate by magnetron sputtering. The deformation behavior of films was investigated by nano-scratch measurement technique. It was found that deformation proceeds can be divided into three stages: at the low load regime, plastic deformation is dominant; then, the plastic/total deformation ratio decreases with the increase of load; finally, as the scratch load is increased to a critical value, film failure occurs. Experimental results indicate that plastic deformation always dominates over elastic deformation before the film failure. Most interesting is that as the load increases, the elastic and plastic curves come to intersect at the point where the elastic and plastic deformations have the same amount. It indicates that the film begins to delaminate and the critical load is determined. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Critical load, Metallic films, Nano-scratch

Citation Format(s)

Nano-scratch experiments of Au/NiCr multi-layered films for microwave integrated circuits. / Tang, Wu; Weng, Xiaolong; Deng, Longjiang; Xu, Kewei; Lu, Jian.

In: Surface and Coatings Technology, Vol. 201, No. 9-11 SPEC. ISS., 26.02.2007, p. 5664-5666.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review