Takuhei Abe, Naka Sato, Michihisa Fukumoto and Motoi Hara
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering and Resource Science, Akita University, Akita 010-8502
A coating of Ni aluminide/Ni or TiAl3 bilayer on a TiAl substrate was formed by the electrodeposition of Ni with a different deposition time and the electrodeposition of Al using a molten salt electrolyte. The electrodeposition of Al was carried out using a potentiostatic polarization method in molten NaCl-KCl-AlF3 at 1023 K. By this electrodeposition treatment, surface layers mainly consisting of Ni2Al3 and intermediate layers consisting of Ni or TiAl3 were formed. The cyclic oxidation resistance of these specimens was examined in air at 1323 K. As a result, for the specimens with a thick Ni layer as the intermediate layer, an exfoliation of the coating was observed and the mass reduction due to spalling of an oxide scale was observed. On the other hand, for the specimens with TiAl3 or thin Ni layer as the intermediate layer, the exfoliation of the coating was not observed and a high-cyclic oxidation resistance was observed. For the specimens showing a high-cyclic oxidation resistance after the cyclic oxidation test, a surface layer consisting of NiAl with Al2O3 scale and an intermediate layer consisting of TiAl2 containing a small amount of Ni were formed. For the specimens showing exfoliation of the coating, the formation of the intermediate layer consisting of TiAl2 was not observed. [doi:10.2320/jinstmet.J2012064]
electrodeposition, molten salt, aluminum, titanium aluminide, cyclic oxidation, nickel aluminide, coating
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