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Oxidation kinetics of Cr-coated zirconium alloy: Effect of coating thickness and microstructure

Kashkarov, E. B.; Sidelev, D. V.; Syrtanov, M. S.; Tang, C. 1; Steinbrück, M. ORCID iD icon 1
1 Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Abstract (englisch):

Cr coatings with the thickness of 4.5–9.0 μm and dense/columnar microstructure were deposited onto Zr alloy by cooled or hot target magnetron sputtering. Steam oxidation tests were performed under temperature ramp from 500 to 1200 °C and isothermal treatment at 900−1200 °C for 10−30 min. The measurements of mass gain showed different oxidation kinetics depending on microstructure and thickness of the as-deposited Cr coatings.
The dense microstructure is favorable to prevent alloy oxidation as long as the Cr layer is intact. The higher activation energy of 202 kJ/mol is observed for the dense 4.5 μm-thick Cr coating while thicker columnar coatings have 177−183 kJ/mol. The time of transition from protective to non-protective behavior increases with coating thickness. It was shown that the 9 μm-thick Cr coating with columnar microstructure better protects the zirconium alloy from oxidation at 1200 °C for 10 min in comparison with thinner coatings. The fast interdiffusion of Cr and Zr at coating/alloy interface significantly affects the oxidation kinetics of Cr-coated zirconium alloy at temperatures above 1100 °C and long oxidation time.

Postprint §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000122959
Veröffentlicht am 07.01.2022
DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2020.108883
Zitationen: 88
Zitationen: 83
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Materialien – Angewandte Werkstoffphysik (IAM-AWP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0010-938X, 1879-0496
KITopen-ID: 1000122959
HGF-Programm 32.02.11 (POF III, LK 01) Auslegungsüberschreitende Störfälle
Erschienen in Corrosion science
Verlag Elsevier
Band 175
Seiten 108883
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 17.07.2020
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