Published papers in ISI quoted journals

Characterization of multi-principal-element (TiZrNbHfTa)N and (TiZrNbHfTa)C coatings for biomedical applications, V. Braic, M. Balaceanu, M. Braic, A. Vladescu, S. Panseri, A. Russo, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 10 (2012) 197-205, doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2012.02.020

Corrosion resistance, mechanical properties and biocompatibility of Hf-containing ZrCN coatings, C.M. Cotrut, V. Braic, M. Balaceanu, I. Titorencu, M. Braic, A.C. Parau, Thin Solid Films, 538 (2013) 48-55, doi: 10.1016/j.tsf.2012.12.100

Deposition and characterization of multi-principal-element (CuSiTiYZr)C coatings, M. Braic, M. Balaceanu, A. Vladescu, C.N. Zoita, V. Braic, Applied Surface Science, 284 (2013) 671-678, doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2013.07.152

Influence of film thickness on the morphological and electrical properties of epitaxial TiC films deposited by reactive magnetron sputtering on MgO substrates, N.C. Zoita, V. Braic, M. Danila, A.M. Vlaicu, C. Logofatu, C.E.A. Grigorescu, M. Braic, Journal of Crystal Growth, 389 (2014) 92-98, doi: 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2013.11.070

Solid solution or amorphous phase formation in TiZr-based ternary to quinternary multi-principal-element films, M. Braic, V. Braic, A. Vladescu, C. N. Zoita, M. Balaceanu, Progress in Natural Science: Materials International, 24 (2014) 305 -312, doi: 10.1016/j.pnsc.2014.06.001

Effects of substrate temperature and carbon content on the structure and properties of (CrCuNbTiY)C multicomponent coatings, V. Braic, A.C. Parau, I. Pana, M. Braic, M. Balaceanu, Surface and Coatings Technology, 258 (2014) 996–1005, doi: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2014.07

Growth and characterization of arc evaporated TiSiC-Ni coatings, M. Balaceanu, A.C. Parau, M. Braic, A. Vladescu, C.R. Luculescu, C. Logofatu, V. Braic, Tribology Letters, 58 (2015) 43, doi: 10.1007/s11249-015-0521-6

Hetero-epitaxial growth of TiC films on MgO(001) at 100 °C by DC reactive magnetron sputtering, M. Braic, N.C. Zoita, M. Danila, C.E.A. Grigorescu, C. Logofatu, Thin Solid Films, 589 (2015) 590-596, doi: 10.1016/j.tsf.2015.06.021

Investigation of multilayered TiSiC/NiC protective coatings, A. Vladescu, M. Braic, M. Balaceanu, A.C. Parau, M. Dinu, Vacuum, 120 (2015) 60-66, doi:10.1016/j.vacuum.2015.06.019

Tunable optical properties of SiNx thin films by OES monitoring in a reactive RF magnetron plasma, I. Pana,  C. Vitelaru, N.C. Zoita, M. Braic, Plasma Processes and Polymers, 13 (2016) 208-216, doi: 10.1002/ppap.201400202

TiSiC, TiSiC-Zr and TiSiC-Cr coatings - corrosion resistance and tribological performance in saline solution, A. C.  Parau, C. Vitelaru, M. Balaceanu, V. Braic, L. R. Constantin, M. Braic, A. Vladescu, Tribology Transactions, 59 (2016) 72-79, doi: 10.1080/10402004.2015.1077406

Effects of Zr, Nb or Si addition on the microstructure, mechanical and corrosion resistance of TiCN hard coatings, L. Constantin, M. Braic , M. Dinu, M. Balaceanu, V. Braic, C. Farcau, A. Vladescu, Materials and Corrosion, 67 (2016) 929-938, doi: 10.1002/maco.201508737

In vitro corrosion resistance of Si containing multi-principal element carbide coatings, M. Dinu, I. Pana, V. Braic, F. Miculescu, M. Balaceanu, A. Vladescu, M. Braic, Materials and Corrosion, 67 (2016) 908-914, doi: 10.1002/maco.201508788

In vitro biocompatibility of Si alloyed multi-principal element carbide coatings, A. Vladescu, I. Titorencu, Y. Dekhtyar, V. Jinga, V. Pruna, M. Balaceanu, M. Dinu, I. Pana, V. Vendina, M. Braic, Plos One, 11 (2016) 1-18, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0161151

Corrosion and tribological performance of quasi-stoichiometric titanium containing carbo-nitride coatings, C.I. Pruncu, M. Braic, K.D. Dearn, C. Farcau, R. Watson, L.R. Constantin, M. Balaceanu, V. Braic, A. Vladescu, Arabian Journal of Chemistry, 10 (2017) 1015-1028, doi: 10.1016/j.arabjc.2016.09.009

A comparative study of the structural, mechanical and tribological characteristics of TiSiC-Cr coatings prepared in CH4 and C2H2 reactive atmosphere by cathodic vacuum arc, M. Braic, A. Vladescu, M. Balaceanu, C. Luculescu, S.C. Padmanabhan, L. Constantin, M.A. Morris, V. Braic, C.E.A. Grigorescu, P. Ionescu, M.D. Dracea, C. Logofatu, Applied Surface Science, 400 (2017) 318–328, doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.12.160

Corrosion and tribological behaviour in a 3.5% NaCl solution of vacuum arc deposited ZrCN and Zr–Cr–Si–C–N coatings, L.R. Constantin, A.C. Parau, M. Balaceanu, M. Dinu, A. Vladescu, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 233 (2019) 158-169, doi: 10.1177/1350650118774132