Enhancement of the Corrosion Resistance of 304 Stainless Steel by Cr–N and Cr(N,O) Coatings, M. Dinu, E. S. M. Mouele, A. C. Parau, A. Vladescu, L. F. Petrik,  M. Braic, Coatings 8 (2018) 132, doi:10.3390/coatings8040132

HiPIMS deposition of silicon nitride for solar cell application, V. Tiron, I.-L. Velicu, I. Pana, D. Cristea, B.G. Rusu, P. Dinca, C. Porosnicu, E. Grigore, D. Munteanu, S. Tascu,  Surface and Coatings Technology, 344 (2018) 197-203,

Discharge runaway in high power impulse magnetron sputtering of carbon: the effect of gas pressure, composition and target peak voltage, C. Vitelaru, A. Aijaz, A. C. Parau, A. E Kiss, A. Sobetkii, T. Kubart, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (2018)

Biocompatible Materials Based on Self-Assembling Peptides on Ti25Nb10Zr Alloy: Molecular Structure and Organization Investigated by Synchrotron Radiation Induced Techniques, V. Secchi, S.Franchi, M. Santi, A. Vladescu, M. Braic, T. Skála, J. Nováková, M. Dettin, A. Zamuner, G. Iucci, C. Battocchio, Nanomaterials 8 (2018) 148; doi:10.3390/nano8030148

Sputtered Si and Mg doped hydroxyapatite for biomedical applications, A. Vladescu, C. M. Cotrut, F. Ak Azem, M. Bramowicz , I. Pana, V. Braic , I. Birlik, A. Kiss , M. Braic, R. Abdulgader, R. Booysen, S. Kulesza, T. K Monsees, Biomed. Mater. 13 (2018) 025011,!

Influence of deposition temperature on the properties of hydroxyapatite obtained by electrochemical assisted deposition, C. M. Cotrut, A. Vladescu, M. Dinu, D. M. Vranceanu, Ceramics International 44 (2018) 669–677

Block Copolymer Elastomer with Graphite Filler: Effect of Processing Conditions and Silane Coupling Agent on the Composite Properties, D. M. Panaitescu, R.  A.  Gabor, C. A. Nicolae , A. C. Parau , C. Vitelaru , V. Raditoiu, M. Chipara, Polymers  10 (2018) 46, doi:10.3390/polym10010046

Effect of parylene C coating on the antibiocorrosive and mechanical properties of different magnesium alloys,  M.A.Surmeneva, A.Vladescu, C.M.Cotrut, A.I.Tyurin, T.S.Pirozhkova, I.A.Shuvarin, B.Elkin, C.Oehr, R.A.Surmenev, Applied Surface Science, 427, (2018) 617-627,


Influence of the electrolyte’s pH on the properties of electrochemically deposited hydroxyapatite coating on additively manufactured Ti64 alloy, A.Vladescu, D.M.Vranceanu, S.Kulesza, A.N. Ivanov, M.Bramowicz, A. S. Fedonnikov, M.Braic, I.A. Norkin, A.Koptioug, M.O. Kurtukova, M.Dinu, I.Pana, M.A. Surmeneva, R.A. Surmenev, C.M. Cotrut, Scientific Reports (2017) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-16985-z

Mechanical, Corrosion and Biological Properties of Room-Temperature Sputtered Aluminum Nitride Films with Dissimilar Nanostructure, C. Besleaga, V. Dumitru , L. M. Trinca , A. C. Popa, C. C. Negrila, Ł. Kołodziejczyk, C. R. Luculescu, G. C. Ionescu, R. G. Ripeanu , A. Vladescu, G. E. Stan, Nanomaterials 7 (2017) 394, doi:10.3390/nano7110394

Biodegradable Ceramics Consisting of Hydroxyapatite for Orthopaedic Implants, T. K. Monsees, F. Ak Azem, C. M. Cotrut, M. Braic, R. Abdulgader, I. Pana , I. Birlik, A. Kiss, R. Booysen,  A. Vladescu, Coatings,  7 (2017) 184, doi:10.3390/coatings7110184

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,

Comparative study of the hydroxyapatite coatings prepared with/without substrate bias, S. Dudin, C. M.Cotrut, M. Dinu, A. Zykova, A. C.Parau, S. Yakovin, A.Vladescu, Ceramics International, 43 (2017)  14968-14975,

Ti atom and Ti ion number density evolution in standard and multi-pulse HiPIMS, M. Fekete,

Design, fabrication and characterization of TiO2-SiO2 multilayer with tailored color glazing for thermal solar collectors, I. Pana, C. Vitelaru, A. Kiss, N.C. Zoita, M. Dinu, M. Braic, Materials & Design, 130 (2017) 275-284, doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2017.05.063

Mechanical, in vitro corrosion resistance and biological compatibility of cast and annealed Ti25Nb10Zr alloy, C.M. Cotrut, A.C. Parau, A.I. Gherghilescu, I. Titorencu, I. Pana, D. V. Cojocaru, V. Pruna, L. Constantin, I. Dan, D.M. Vranceanu, A. Vladescu, Metals, 7 (2017) 1-23, doi:10.3390/met7030086

Characterization of CdS-doped glass films obtained by pulsed laser deposition, C. R. Iordanescu (Stefan), M. Elisa, G. Epurescu, M. Filipescu, M. Enculescu,
R.C.C. Monteiro, L. Constantin, Romanian Journal of Materials, 47 (2017) 60 - 65

A biodegradable AZ91 magnesium alloy coated with a thin nanostructured hydroxyapatite for improving the corrosion resistance, T.M. Mukhametkaliyev, M.A. Surmeneva, A. Vladescu,C.M. Cotrut, M. Braic, M. Dinu, M.D. Vranceanu,  I. Pana, M. Mueller, R.A. Surmenev, Materials Science and Engineering: C, 75 (2017)  95–103,

Tribological behaviour of RF-magnetron sputter deposited hydroxyapatite coatings in physiological solution, M. Dinu, A. A. Ivanova, M. A. Surmeneva, M. Braic, A. I. Tyurin, V. Braic, R. A. Surmenev , A. Vladescu, Ceramics International 43 (2017), 6858–6867,

Sequential PLD in oxygen/argon gas mixture of Al-doped ZnO thin films with improved electrical and optical properties,  T. Coman, D. Timpu, V. Nica, C. Vitelaru, A. P. Rambu, G. Stoian, M. Olaru, C.Ursu, Applied Surface Science, 418 (2017) 456-462, doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.01.102

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

Protective performance of Zr and Cr based silico-oxynitrides used for dental applications by means of potentiodynamic polarization and odd random phase multisine electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, M. Dinu, T. Hauffman, C. Cordioli, A. Vladescu, M. Braic, A. Hubin, C. M. Cotrut, Corrosion Science 115 ( 2017) 118–128, doi: 10.1016/j.corsci.2016.11.018

Influence of the annealing treatment on the structure, morphology, and corrosion resistance of sputtered Zr-Ti-Si-O coatings used for biomedical applications, C. M. Cotrut, L. Braic, D. M. Vranceanu, A. Kiss, M. Dinu, M. Balaceanu, V. Braic, A. Vladescu, Materials and Corrosion 68 (2017) 552-559, doi: 10.1002/maco.201609200


Diagnosing clean margins through Raman spectroscopy in human and animal mammary tumour surgery: a short review, I. A. Birtoiu, C. Rizea, D. Togoe, R. M. Munteanu, C. Micsa, M. I. Rusu, M. Tautan, L. Braic, L. O. Scoicaru, A. Parau, N. D. Becherescu-Barbu, M. V. Udrea, A. Tonetto, R. Notonier, C. E. A. Grigorescu, Interface Focus 6 (2016), doi: 10.1098/rsfs.2016.0067

Study on a hydrophobic Ti-doped hydroxyapatite coating for corrosion protection of titanium based alloy, M. Surmeneva,   A. Vladescu,   R. Surmenev,  C. M. Pantilimon,   M. Braic, C. M. Cotrut, RSC Advances, 6 (2016) 87665-87674, doi: 10.1039/C6RA03397K

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), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0161151

The effect of cellulose nanofibers on the crystallinity and nanostructure of poly (lactic acid) composites, A. N. Frone, D. M. Panaitescu, I. Chiulan, C. A. Nicolae,
Z. Vuluga, C. Vitelaru, C. M. Damian, Journal of Materials Science, 51 (2016) 9771–9791,  doi 10.1007/s10853-016-0212-1

Mechanical properties and biocompatibility of the sputtered Ti doped hydroxyapatite, A. Vladescu, S.C. Padmanabhan, F. Ak Azem, M. Braic, I. Titorencu, I. Birlik, M.A. Morris, V. Braic, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 63 (2016) 314–325, doi:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2016.06.025

Influence of hemp fibers with modified surface on polypropylene composites, D. M. Panaitescu, C. A. Nicolae, Z. Vuluga, C. Vitelaru, C. G. Sanporean, C. Zaharia, D. Florea, G. Vasilievici, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 37 (2016) 137-146,

Mechanical properties and fractal analysis of the surface texture of sputtered hydroxyapatite coatings, M. Bramowicz, L. Braic, F. Ak Azem, S. Kulesza, I. Birlik, A. Vladescu, Applied Surface Science, 379 (2016) 338-346, doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.04.077

Evaluation of Ag containing hydroxyapatite coatings to the Candida albicans infection, S.Ciuca, M. Badea, E. Pozna, I. Pana, A. Kiss, L. Floroian, A.Semenescu, C.M.Cotrut, M. Moga, A.Vladescu, Journal of Microbiological Methods, 125 (2016) 12-18, doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2016.03.016

Osseointegration of sputtered SiC-added hydroxyapatite for orthopaedic applications, D.M. Vranceanu, C.M. Cotrut, M. Bramowicz, I. Titorencu, S. Kulesza, A .Kiss, A. Berbecaru, V .Pruna, M. Branzei, A. Vladescu, Ceramics International 42 (2016) 10085–10093, doi: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2016.03.114

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

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

Influence of Ag content on the antibacterial properties of SiC doped hydroxyapatite coatings, M. Badea, M. Braic, A. Kiss, M. Moga, E. Pozna, I. Pana, A. Vladescu, Ceramics International, 42 (2016) 1801-181, doi:10.1016/j.ceramint.2015.09.143

How morphology determines the charge storage properties of Ge nanocrystals in HfO2, A. Slav, C. Palade, A. M. Lepadatu, M. L. Ciurea, V. S. Teodorescu, S. Lazanu, A. V. Maraloiu , C. Logofatu, M. Braic, A. Kiss, Scripta Materialia, 113 (2016) 135–138,

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


Corrosion behaviour of Ti–10Nb–10Zr–5Ta alloys in artificial saliva solution with fluoride content, M. Braic, A. Vladescu, V. Braic,  C. M. Cotrut, D. Stanciu, Materials and Corrosion, 66 (2015) 1331-1337, doi: 10.1002/maco.201508382

Argon metastables in HiPIMS: validation of the ionization region model by direct comparison to time resolved tunable diode-laser diagnostics, G. D. Stancu, N. Brenning, C. Vitelaru, D. Lundin ,T. Minea, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 24 (2015) 1-21, doi:10.1088/0963-0252/24/4/045011

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

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

Effect of the deposition temperature on corrosion resistance and biocompatibility of the hydroxyapatite coatings, A. Vladescu, M. Braic, F. Ak Azem, I. Titorencu, V. Braic, V. Pruna, A. Kiss, A.C. Parau, I. Birlik, Applied Surface Science, 354 (2015) 373-379, doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2015.05.059

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

Synthesis and characterization of TiSiON biocompatible thin films used in biomedical applications, C. M. Cotrut, C. Vitelaru, M. Dinu, T. Petreus, A. Vladescu, Science of Advanced Materials, 7 (2015) 1351-1360,  doi:10.1166/sam.2014.2051

Improvement of the tribological performance in corrosive environment of CoCr alloy by TiSiON coatings, M. Dinu, M. Cojocaru, V. Braic, M. Tarcolea, M. Braic, F. Miculescu, A. Vladescu, C. M. Cotrut, Applied Surface Science, 332 (2015) 295-299, doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2015.01.221

Micro-RAMAN spectroscopy in the visible range: a tool for rapid investigation of mammary tumours, I. A. Birtoiu, M. I. Rusu, N. D. Becherescu-Barbu, B. A. Vitalaru, D. Togoe, M. Pascal, M. V. Udrea, B. Chiricuta, C. Rizea, A. Parau, C. E. A. Grigorescu, Romanian Reports in Physics 67 (2015) 1525−1536,

The effect of TiSiN interlayers on bond strength of dental ceramic to NiCr and CoCr alloys, A. Vladescu, M. Dinu, M. Braic, C. Vitelaru, M. Balaceanu, M.Tarcolea, V. Braic, F. Baciu, C. M. Cotrut, Ceramics International, 41 (2015) 8051–8058, doi: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2015.03.001

Effect of SiC interlayer between Ti6Al4V alloy and hydroxyapatite films, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, F. Ak Azem, I. Birlik, V. Braic, M.Toparli, E.Celik, A. Parau, A. Kiss, I. Titorencu, A. Vladescu, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 229 (2015) 307-318, doi: 0.1177/0954411915578886


Enhancement of the mechanical properties of hydroxyapatite by SiC addition, A. Vladescu, I. Birlik, V. Braic, M.Toparli, E. Celik, F. Ak Azem,Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 40 (2014) 362-368, doi:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2014.08.025

The corrosion and bioactivity behaviour of SiC doped hydroxyapatite for dental applications, F. Ak Azem, A. Kiss, I. Birlik, V. Braic, C. Luculescu, A. Vladescu, Ceramics International, 40 (2014) 15881-15887 doi:10.1016/j.ceramint.2014.07.116

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

Investigation of nanostructured TiSiC–Zr and TiSiC–Cr hard coatings for industrial applications, C. Vitelaru, M. Balaceanu, A. Parau, C.R. Luculescu, A. Vladescu, Surface and Coatings Technology, 251 (2014) 21-28 :doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2014.04.001

Characterization of the Ti–10Nb –10Zr–5Ta alloy for biomedical applications. Part 2: wettability, tribological performance and biocompatibility, V. Braic, M. Balaceanu, M. Braic, C. Vitelaru, I. Titorencu, V. Pruna, A. C. Parau, C. Fanara, A. Vladescu, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 23 (2014) 326-332, doi: 10.1007/s11665-013-0738-1

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

Corrosion behaviour Ti-6Al-4V alloy in artificial saliva solution with fluoride content and low pH, C.Vitelaru, N.Ghiban, A.C. Parau, M. Balaceanu, F. Miculescu, A. Vladescu, Mat.-wiss.u.Werkstofftech. - Materials Science and Engineering Technology, 45 ( 2014) 91-98, doi:10.1002/mawe.201400191


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

Pulsed laser deposition of (Co, Fe)-doped ZnSnSb and MnGeSb thin films on silicon, M.I. Rusu, R. Savastru, D. Savastru, D. Tenciu, C.R. Iordanescu, I.D. Feraru, C.N. Zoita, R. Notonier, A. Tonetto, C. Chassigneux, O. Monnereau, L. Tortet, C.E.A. Grigorescu, Applied Surface Science, 284 (2013) 950-955, doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2013.04.061

Spokes and charged particle transport in HiPIMS magnetrons, N Brenning, D Lundin, T Minea, C Costin and C Vitelaru, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 46 (2013) 084005 (10pp) doi:10.1088/0022-3727/46/8/084005

Ti.Ar scattering cross sections by direct comparison of Monte Carlo simulations and laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy in magnetron discharges, D. Lundin, C. Vitelaru, L. Poucques, N. Brenning and T. Minea, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 46 (2013) 1-12, doi:10.1088/0022-3727/46/17/175201

Plasma reactivity in high-power impulse magnetron sputtering through oxygen kinetics, C. Vitelaru, D. Lundin, N. Brenning, T. Minea, Applied Physics Letters, 103 (2013) 1-4, doi: 10.1063/1.4819835

W-Cu composite materials for electrical contacts used in vacuum contactors, V. Tsakiris, M. Lungu, E. Enescu, D. Pavelescu, G. Dumitrescu, A. Radulian, V. Braic, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 15/9-10 (2013) 1090-1094

Characterization of the Ti–10Nb –10Zr–5Ta alloy for biomedical applications. Part 1: microstructure, mechanical properties and corrosion resistance, A.Vladescu, V.Braic, M.Balaceanu, M.Braic, A.C.Parau,  S.Ivanescu, C.Fanara, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 22 (2013) 2389-2397, doi:10.1007/s11665-013-0517-z

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

Arc plasma deposition of TiSiN/Ni nanoscale multilayered coatings, A.Vladescu, V. Braic, M.Braic, M. Balaceanu, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 138/2-3 (2013) 500-506, doi:10.1016/j.matchemphys.2012.12.010


Evaluation of duplex (Zr,Al)CN coatings with improved tribological performance, C. Cotrut, A. Vladescu, V.  Braic, M. Braic, M. Balaceanu, F. Miculescu, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 14/7-8 (2012) 646-652

Electron beam tests for a slow positron spectrometer, M. Straticiuc, I. Pana, I. Burducea, V. Braic, P.M. Racolta, A. Jipa, Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials – Rapid Communications, 6 /9-10 (2012) 836-839.

Photoexpansion and nano-lenslet formation in amorphous As2S3 thin films by 800 nm femtosecond laser irradiation, A. Velea, M. Popescu, F. Sava, A. Lorinczi, I.D. Simandan, G. Socol, I.N. Mihailescu, N. Stefan, F. Jipa,M. Zamfirescu, A. Kiss, V. Braic, Journal of Applied Physics, 112 (2012) 033105:1-033105:4, doi: 10.1063/1.4745021

Effect of thermal treatment on the surface morphology and wettability of hydroxyapatite films deposited by rf magnetron sputtering, A.C. Parau, A.E. Kiss, V. Braic, M. Balaceanu, I. Pana, A. Vladescu, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials,14/11-12 9 (2012) 1047-1052

Nanostructured multi-element (TiZrNbHfTa)N and (TiZrNbHfTa)C hard coatings, V. Braic, A. Vladescu, M. Balaceanu, C.R. Luculescu, M. Braic, Surface and Coatings Technology, 211 (2012) 117-121, doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2011.09.033

Influence of growth temperature and deposition duration on the structure, surface morphology and optical properties of InN/YSZ (1 0 0), N.C. Zoita, C.E.A. Grigorescu, Applied Surface Science, 258/16 (2012) 6046-6051, doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2012.02.126

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

ZrNbCN thin films as protective layers in biomedical applications, C.M. Cotrut, M. Balaceanu, I. Titorencu, V. Braic, M. Braic, Surface and Coatings Technology, 211 (2012) 57-61, doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2011.08.016


Structural, optical and electronic properties of In1-xYxN thin films, C. N. Zoita, M. Braic, V. Braic, Dig. J. Nanomater. Biostruct. 6   (2011) 1877-1886 

Structure and properties of Zr/ZrCN coatings deposited by cathodic arc method, M. Braic, V. Braic, M. Balaceanu, C.N. Zoita, A. Kiss, A. Vladescu, A. Popescu, R. Ripeanu, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 126 (2011) 818-825, doi:10.1016/j.matchemphys.2010.12.036

Study of (Zr,Ti)CN, (Zr,Hf)CN and (Zr,Nb)CN films prepared by reactive magnetron sputtering, M. Braic, M. Balaceanu, A. Vladescu, C.N. Zoita, V. Braic, Thin Solid Films, 519 (2011) 4092-4096, doi: 10.1016/j.tsf.2011.01.375

Preparation and characterization of biocompatible Nb-C coatings,M. Braic, V. Braic, M. Balaceanu, A. Vladescu, C.N. Zoita, I. Titorencu, V. Jinga, F. Miculescu, Thin Solid Films, 519 (2011) 4064-4068, doi:10.1016/j.tsf.2011.01.193

Influence of process parameters on structure and optical properties of GeC thin films deposited by RF magnetron sputtering, C.N. Zoita, C.E.A. Grigorescu, I.C. Vasiliu, I.D. Feraru, Thin Solid Films, 519 (2011) 4101-4104, doi: 10.1016/j.tsf.2011.01.204

(Ti,Cr,Nb)CN coatings deposited on nitrided high-speed steel by cathodic arc method, M. Braic, V. Braic, M. Balaceanu, A. Vladescu, C.N. Zoita, C.P. Lungu, C.E.A. Grigorescu, E. Grigore, C. Logofatu, Surface and Coatings Technology, 205 (2011) S209-S213, doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2011.03.030

(Zr,Ti)CN coatings as potential candidates for biomedical applications, V.Braic, M. Braic, M. Balaceanu, A. Vladescu, C.N. Zoita, I. Titorencu, V. Jinga, Surface and Coatings Technology, 206 (2011) 604-609, doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2011.03.074

Ti-base alloys functionalized by biocompatible TiON respectively TiO2 layers, I.Carceanu, A.Veteleanu, I.Nedelcu, P.N.Manicatide, M.Braic, N.Boca, Metalurgia International, 5 (2011) 38-42

Properties of rare earth ga-la-s glasses obtained by rf inductor heating, A. A.Popescu, D. Savastru, S.Miclos,V.Braic, M.Popescu, A.Manea, A.Kiss, Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures,  6 (2011) 341-348


TiAlN/TiAlZrN multilayered hard coatings for enhanced performance of HSS drilling tools, V.Braic, C.N.Zoita, M.Balaceanu, A.Kiss, A.Vladescu, A.Popescu, M.Braic, Surface and Coatings Technology, 204 (2010) 1925-1928, doi:0.1016/j.surfcoat.2009.08.011

Characterization of NbC coatings deposited by magnetron sputtering method, C.N.Zoita, L. Braic, A.Kiss,  M.Braic, Surface and Coatings Technology, 204 (2010) 2002-2005, doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2009.08.050

Characteristics of (TiAlCrNbY)C films deposited by reactive magnetron sputtering, M.Braic, V.Braic, M.Balaceanu, C.N.Zoita, A.Vladescu, E.Grigore, Surface and Coatings Technology, 204 (2010) 2010-2014, doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2009.10.049

Characterization of Zr-based hard coatings for medical implants applications,M. Balaceanu, T. Petreus, V. Braic, C.N.Zoita, A.Vladescu, C.E. Cotrutz, M. Braic, Surface and Coatings Technology, 204 (2010) 2046-2050, doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2009.11.022

Stress and texture in titanium nitride thin films by X-ray diffraction techniques, C. Ducu, S. Moga, D.Negrea, V.Malinovschi, M.Balaceanu, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 12 (2010) 1078-1082

Influence of the deposition time and temperature on the texture of InN thin films grown by magnetron sputtering, L.Braic, C.N.Zoita, Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials: Rapid Communications, 4 (2010) 2013-2017

Influence of ion bombardment flux on the characteristics of NiC films obtained by cathodic arc deposition, M.Balaceanu, A.Vladescu, M.Braic, C.N.Zoita, I.Feraru, V.Braic, Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials: Rapid Communications, 4 (2010) 2219-2223

Barium magnesium tantalate thin films deposited by RF-magnetron sputtering from a stoichiometric target, V. Braic, A. Kiss, I. Ioachim, M. Toacsan, L. Nedelcu, M. Braic, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 12 (2010) 2380-2385

Supper-Gaussian TiO(2) laser mirror made by RF-sputtering of pure titanium target, A.Popescu, D.Savastru, S.Miclos, V.Braic, A.Kiss, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials,  12 (2010) 2462-2466

Nickel carbide films obtained by vacuum-arc plasma deposition. Effects of ion bombardment, D. Pavelescu, M. Braic, M. Balaceanu, A. Vladescu, C. N. Zoita, I. Feraru, V. Braic, PROCEEDINGS - 24th International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum – ISDEIV-2010, (2010) 483-485, doi: 10.1109/DEIV.2010.5625832

On the morphology and texture of InN thin films deposited by reactive RF-magnetron sputtering, M. Braic, N. C. Zoita, V. Braic, Semiconductor Conference (CAS) 2010 International Proceedings, IEEE Catalog no. 2 (2010) 383-386, doi: 10.1109/SMICND.2010.5650626


Characteristics of Ti-Nb, Ti-Zr and Ti-Al containing hydrogenated carbon nitride films, M.Balaceanu, V.Braic, M.Braic, A.Vladescu, C.E.A.Grigorescu, E.Grigore, R.Ripeanu, Solid State Sciences, 11 (2009) 1773-1777, doi:10.1016/j.solidstatesciences.2008.12.001

Tribological behavior of TiSiN/Ti and TiSiN/Cu multilayer coatings, I.Tudor, A.Popescu, R.G.Ripeanu, A.C.Drumeanu, V.Braic, M.Balaceanu, A.Vladescu, M.Braic, Journal of the Balkan Tribological Association, 15 (2009) 156-162

Multi-purpose Materials with Bioactive Effect Intended for Implantology, I.Nedelcu, Cosmeleata Georgeta, I.Carceanu, I. A.Cojanu, D.Nedelcu, M.Braic, Metalurgia International, 14 (2009) 57-60

Upgrade of the JET Tangential Gamma-Ray Spectrometer. Conceptual Design, V. Zoita, M.Anghel, P. Blanchard, V. Braic, M. Braic, T. Craciunescu, M. Curuia, T. Edlington, G. Gros, V. Kiptily, A. Murari, P. Prior, L. Rios, S. Sanders, S. Soare, B. Syme, I. Tiseanu, 23RD IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering (2009) 265-268

Status and perspectives for a slow positron beam facility at the HH - NIPNE Bucharest, F.Constantin, L.S.Craciun, O.Constantinescu, I.A.Ghita, C. Ionescu, P.M.Racolta, M.Straticiuc, A.Vasilescu, V.Braic, C.Zoita, A.Kiss, D.Bojin, Application of accelerators in research and Industry, Twentieth International Conference. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1099 (2009) 960-964, doi:10.1063/1.3120203


Structural, mechanical and corrosion properties of TiNO/ZrNO multilayer coatings, A.Vladescu, A.Kiss, M.Braic, P.Drob, C.Zoita, M.Balaceanu, C.Vasilescu, V.Braic, M.V.Popa, Surface and Coatings Technology, 202 (2008) 2384-2388, doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2008.02.005

Characteristics of arc plasma deposited TiAlZrCN coatings, V.Braic, A.Kiss, C.N.Zoita, M.Balaceanu, A.Vladescu, M.Braic, O.Muresanu, D.Dudu, Surface and Coatings Technology, 202 (2008) 3981-3987

Influence of bilayer period on the characteristics of nanometre-scale ZrN/TiAlN multilayers, A.Vladescu, A.Kiss, A. Popescu, M.Braic, M.Balaceanu, V.Braic, I.Tudor, C.Logofatu, C.Negrila, R.Rapeanu, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 8 (2008) 717–721

Vacuum arc deposition of nanostructured multilayer coatings for biomedical applications, A.Vladescu, A.Kiss, M.Braic, C.M.Cotrut, P.Drob, M.Balaceanu, C.Vasilescu, V.Braic, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 8 (2008) 733–738

Pyramidal morphology of InN thin films deposited by reactive RF-magnetron sputtering ,  N. C. Zoita, C.Besleaga, L.Braic, T.Mitran, M.Vlaicu, Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials: Rapid Communications, 2 (2008) 796-797

InN thin films deposited on flexible substrates by reactive RF-magnetron sputtering, N.C.Zoita, C.Besleaga, L.Braic, T.Mitran, C.Grigorescu, L.Nedelcu, Optoelectron Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials: Rapid Communications, 2 (2008) 719-720

Effects of substrate ion bombardment on characteristics of vacuum-arc plasma deposited hard coatings,V.Braic, D.Pavelescu, M.Balaceanu, C.N.Zoita, M.Braic, A.Kiss, A.Vladescu, Proc. XXIIIrd International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum ISDEIV (2008) 503-506

V.Braic, M.Balaceanu, M.Braic, Grazing incidence miros for EUV lithograhy, Proceedings of International Semiconductor Conference– CAS (2008) 267-270

InN Thin Films Deposition by rf Magnetron Sputtering, M.Braic, C.N. Zoita, V.Braic, M.Toacsan, A.Ioachim, 33-rd International Conference onN Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, 1-2 (2008) 709-710


Preparation and characterization of titanium oxynitride thin films, M.Braic, M.Balaceanu, A.Vladescu, A.Kiss, V.Braic, G.Epurescu, G.Dinescu, A.Moldovan, R.Birjega, M.Dinescu, Applied Surface Science, 253 (2007) 8210-8214

On some characteristics of Ti oxynitrides obtained by pulsed magnetron sputtering, M. Braic, V. Braic, M. Balaceanu, A. Kiss, C. Cotrut, P.Drob, A.Vladescu, C.Vasilescu, Plasma Processes and Polymers, 4 (2007) S171 –S174

Effect of energy ion bombardment on characteristics of Ti based biocompatible coatings, A.Vladescu, M. Balaceanu, V. Braic, C. Cotrut, A. Kiss, M. Braic, Plasma Processes and Polymers, 4 (2007) S406–S410

Multilayer coatings of TiNiNb shape memory alloys, A.Kiss, M.T. Braic, M.Balaceanu, A.Vladescu,  C.M.Cotrut, V.Braic, Reviews on Advanced Materials Science,15 (2007) 259-263

Corrosion resistance of the biocompatible nitride and carbide thin films, C.M.Cotrut, A.Vladescu, I.Antoniac, A.Kiss, R.Zamfir, C.N.Zoita, M.Braic, V.Braic, European Cells and Materials, 13 (2007) 34


Effects of Ti- and Zr-based interlayer coatings on the hot filament chemical vapour deposition of diamond on high speed steel, R. Polini, F. Pighetti Mantini, M. Braic, M. Amar, W. Ahmed, H. Taylor, Thin Solid Films, 494 (2006) 116-122

TiN/ZrN heterostructures deposition and characterization,  M.Braic, M.Balaceanu, A.Purice, F.Stokker-Cheregi, A.Moldovan, N.Scarisoreanu, G.Dinescu, A.Dauscher, M.Dinescu, Surface and Coatings Technology, 200 (2006) 6505-6510

Nanostructured multilayer nitride coatings for biocompatible materials, A.Vladescu, A.Kiss, M.Braic, M.Balaceanu, C.Iordachel, L.Buia, V.Braic, European Cells and Materials, 11 (2006) 36


Surface chemistry of plasma deposited ZrC hard coatings,M.Balaceanu, M.Braic, V.Braic, C.C.Negrila, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 7  (2005) 2557-2560

Microchemical and mechanical characterustics of arc plasma deposited TiAlN and TiN/TiAlN coatings, M.Braic, V.Braic, M.Balaceanu, G.Pavelescu, A.Vladescu, I.Tudor, A.Popescu, Z.Borsos, C.Logofatu, C.C.Negrila, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 7 (2005) 671-676

Properties of arc plasma deposited TiCN/ZrCN superlattices coatings, M.Balaceanu, M.Braic, V.Braic, G.Pavelescu, Surface and Coatings Technology, 200 (2005) 1084-1087

Synthesis and characterization of TiN, TiAlN AND TiN/TiAlN biocompatible coatings, M.Braic, M.Balaceanu, V.Braic, A.Vladescu, G.Pavelescu, M.Albulescu, Surface and Coatings Technology, 200 (2005) 1014-1017


Corrosion resistance of TiN coated 316L stainless steel in artificial physiological solution, M. Braic, S. Zamfir, M. Balaceanu, V. Braic, G. Pavelescu, A. Zamfir, A.Vladescu, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 5 (2003) 503-510


Properties of titanium based hard coatings deposited by the cathodic arc method, I. Microchemical and microstructural characteristics, M. Balaceanu, V. Braic, D. Macovei, M. Genet, A. Manea, D. Pantelica, M. Braic, F. Negoita, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 4 (2002) 107 -114

Properties of titanium based hard coatings deposited by the cathodic arc method        II.Mechanical, anticorrosive and wear resistance characteristics, V.Braic, M.Balaceanu, I.Tudor, A.Popescu, M.Braic, G.Pavelescu, R.Zamfir, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 4 (2002) 115 -120