Reactive Electric Spark Deposition of Ti(CN)–Based Ceramics Coating on Titanium Alloy Substrate


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Ti(CN) -based ceramics coating was deposited on TC4 titanium alloy substrate using the home- made reactive electric spark deposition system, which is under nitrogen-sealed atmosphere and using the graphite electrode. It was showed that: (1) the single-pulse deposition zone presents irregular spattering shape and the phase of coatings was made up of TiC0.51N0.12 spherocrystal and dendritic crystal, Ti0.80V0.20 and C, (2) metallurgical bond between coating and substrate is realized, (3) the Ti(CN) ceramic particle, whose average grain size is 626nm, distributes dispersively among the coating and is in-situ synthesized by the reaction among titanium from the substrate, carbon from the graphite electrode and nitrogen from the shielding nitrogen gas.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 368-372)

Edited by:

Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong




J. J. Hao et al., "Reactive Electric Spark Deposition of Ti(CN)–Based Ceramics Coating on Titanium Alloy Substrate", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 368-372, pp. 1313-1315, 2008

Online since:

February 2008




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