Thin film multilayered TiN/Ti composites are investigated as a possible alternative for protective coating of steels. Corrosion tests based in cyclovoltametry made in a buffered acetic acid solution reveal that multilayered coatings of this kind with total thickness of 0.5 pm perform as well as 3 /Lm single layered coatings. A discussion is presented on the influence of the multilayer parameters on this beneficial effect.
Journal of vacuum science & technology.A, Vacuum, surfaces and films. New York. Vol. 11, no. 2 (Mar./Apr. 1993), p. 451-453