Microstructure, fatigue and corrosion properties of the Ti–Al intermetallic layers

Halina Garbacz , J.M. Pouquet , E. García-Lecina , M. Díaz-Fuentes , P. Wieciński , R.H. Martin , Slawomir T Wierzchon , K.J. Kurzydlowski


In this research the microstructure and mechanical properties of Ti–Al intermetallic layers before and after exposure to corrosive environments have been evaluated. The intermetallic layers have been deposited on the Ti6Al2Cr2Mo titanium alloy by the duplex method. For this purpose, a coating of magnetron sputtered Al was deposited on titanium specimens. Subsequently, these sputtered titanium alloy substrates were treated under glow discharge conditions. The uncoated and coated samples were exposed to cyclic acidified synthetic sea water and an environment composed of 100\% hydrogen sulphide. Exposure in those aggressive environments did not have an effect on the high surface microhardness of the Ti–Al layers. Furthermore, the surface treatment significantly increased the fatigue properties of the titanium alloy.
Author Halina Garbacz ZPM
Halina Garbacz,,
- Division of Materials Design
, J.M. Pouquet
J.M. Pouquet,,
, E. García-Lecina
E. García-Lecina,,
, M. Díaz-Fuentes
M. Díaz-Fuentes,,
, P. Wieciński
P. Wieciński,,
, R.H. Martin
R.H. Martin,,
, Slawomir T Wierzchon
Slawomir T Wierzchon,,
, K.J. Kurzydlowski
K.J. Kurzydlowski,,
Journal seriesSurface Coatings Technology, ISSN 0257-8972
Issue year2011
Keywords in EnglishDiffusion layers, Duplex process, Intermetallic compound layers, Ti–Al intermetallic compounds, titanium alloys
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0257897211002611
Score (nominal)40
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2011 = 1.867 (2) - 2011=2.193 (5)
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