Manufacturing and Oxidation Behavior of Silicide-Based Nanocomposite Coatings on Refractory Metals by Displacement Reaction
The microstructure and oxidation resistance of MSi2-SiC or MSi2-Si3N4 nanocomposite coatings (M = Mo, W, Nb, Ta) on M substrates formed by displacement reactions between M-carbides or M–nitrides and silicon, respectively, was investigated. Present study demonstrated that the crack density formed in the MSi2-base nanocomposite coatings due to mismatch in the coefficient of thermal expansion between nanocomposite coatings and M substrates could be controlled by adjusting the volume fraction of the SiC or Si3N4 reinforcing particles with the low CTE values. The high- and low-temperature oxidation resistance of nanocomposite coatings was superior to that of monolithic MSi2 coatings.
T. Chandra, K. Tsuzaki, M. Militzer , C. Ravindran
J. K. Yoon et al., "Manufacturing and Oxidation Behavior of Silicide-Based Nanocomposite Coatings on Refractory Metals by Displacement Reaction", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 539-543, pp. 135-140, 2007