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Progress in Plasma Processing of Materials, 2001

ISBN:
1-56700-165-3 (Print)

RECENT PROGRESS IN HARD NANOCOMPOSITE COATINGS

J. Musil
Department of Physics, University of West Bohemia, P.O.Box 314, 30614 Plzen, Czech Republic

F. Regent
Department of Physics, University of West Bohemia, P.O.Box 314, 30614 Plzen, Czech Republic

Z. Soukup
Department of Physics, University of West Bohemia, P.O.Box 314, 30614 Plzen, Czech Republic

J. Vlcek
Department of Physics, University of West Bohemia, P.O.Box 314, 30614 Plzen, Czech Republic

J.G. Han
Plasma Applied Materials Laboratory, Sung Kyun Kwan University, 300 Chunchun-dong, Suwon, Korea, 440-746

Abstract

The article reports on the present status of knowledge in the field of two-phase nanocomposite coatings. Special attention is devoted to two-phase nanocomposites composed of one hard and one soft phase. Trends of the next development are outlined.