Plasma Surface Engineering

Plasma Vapor Deposition & Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation

Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD)

Solid target (metals, alloys, ceramics) vaporized by plasma, condensed on substrate (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites) to form thin films and coatings.

Applications: wear resistance, solid lubrication, optical & electronic layers

Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO)

High voltage electrochemical process where plasma discharges convert metal (Al, Ti, Mg, Zr) surfaces into hard, ceramic layers

Applications: wear resistance, corrosion resistance, thermal protection, biocompatibility

PVD Research Areas

  • Magnetron sputtering
  • HiPIMS
  • Thin films
  • Tribology
  • Ceramics
  • Nitrides
  • Nanocomposites
  • Microstructural engineering