In this study, SiN x /BN periodical nanolayered coatings (PNCs) are developed. PNCs were deposited at the room temperature on plastic and glass substrates. They demonstrate the excellent mechanical durability of inorganic materials and optical transparency and flexibility of organic ones. The 150 nm thick PNC shows optical transparency, sapphire-like hardness, high wear protection, and flexibility. Such a coating with a superior combination of optical and mechanical properties has not been reported previously.
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This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (No. 2010-0018289) and the Brain Korea 21 Plus Project in 2019.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)