Carbon Titanium Nitride (TiNC) Micron Powder
Titanium Carbon Nitride is a resistant ceramic coating with excellent adhesion, abrasion and mechanical properties. It is widely used in industrial tooling as protective coating thanks to its high hardness (3000 Hv –Vickers hardness or up to 37 GPa of nanohardness), thermal stability up to 400°C, and good wear resistance. Moreover, it can be deposited on a broad range of substrates, not only on metallic ones, but also on ceramics and plastics. Thanks to its good biocompatibility and non-toxicity, it can be used also for medical surgical devices and food processing equipment. It is by now accepted that TiCN micron powder possesses a face centered cubic (FCC) NaCl type structure, belonging to the Fm-3m space group, similar to TiN and TiC structures. More precisely, by virtue of the perfect solubility of TiC and TiN predicted by their combined phase diagram, it is possible to describe TiCN formation by a substitution mechanism of C atoms in N sites of a TiN ordered lattice. TiCN micron powders are commonly used in biological materials cutting tools, prostheses, artificial limbs, wear resistant coatings, plastic molds, barrier layer in contact and interconnect metallization.