Study on Interfacial Characterization and Mechanical Properties of Plasma-Sprayed Tungsten Coatings
Tungsten has the highest melting point among all metal, which makes it withstand thermal shock and erosion in high temperature environments. In this study, Tungsten coatings were sprayed onto the oxygen-free copper substrates by plasma spraying using inert gases protection. XRD, SEM and EDS were used to identify the phases, morphologies and compositions of the coatings. Vickers micro-hardness and bonding strength of the tungsten coatings were also measured. The results revealed that the hardness distribution of the tungsten coatings was different along the thickness direction. The tungsten coating without any interlayer showed higher bonding strength than that of the other two coatings with NiCrAl and W/Cu interlayers, respectively.
Yafang Han et al.
S. X. Song et al., "Study on Interfacial Characterization and Mechanical Properties of Plasma-Sprayed Tungsten Coatings", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 546-549, pp. 1809-1812, 2007