The Comparative Study of the Structure and Phase Composition of Ni-Based Coatings Modified by Plasma Jet or Electron Beam
D. Alontseva, A. Russakova and A. Krasavin
East-Kazakhstan State Technical University, 69 Protozanov St, Ust-Kamenogorsk, 070004, Kazakhstan
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The paper deals with the results of the comparative study into the structure and phase composition, as well as some properties (microhardness, corrosion resistance) of Ni-based powder coatings before and after their modification by DC electron beam or DC pulse plasma jet, according to the modes recommended on the basis of model calculations of the temperature profiles at irradiation. The transmission electron microscopy and X-ray analysis have revealed that irradiation leads to an increase in the volume fraction of reinforcing nanosized intermetallic components in the coatings. There were established certain similarities and differences in the structure and properties of the coatings modified by different types of irradiation. The microhardness of the irradiated coatings has increased in both cases along with the growth of the volume fraction of the CrNi3 particle phase. However, it was found that the diffusion zone in the coatings modified by plasma jet is higher than that of the coatings modified by electron irradiation. The coating surface melted by the electron beam has a marked reduction of its roughness and better homogenization of the microstructure therefore demonstrating better adhesion and corrosion resistance.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.129.838
PACS numbers: 81.15.-z, 81.07.-b, 68.47.Gh