A Novel Duplex Re-NiW Based Diffusion Barrier on a Nickel-Base Superalloy for TBC Systems
A diffusion barrier between a 4th generation superalloy (MC-NG) and a β-(Ni, Pt)Al has been studied. The used coating process combines Re and NiW electrolytic deposits followed by thermal treatments. The diffusion barrier is composed of a continuous 3 &m thick ReWNi layer under a 10 &m thick β-(Ni, Pt)Al containing W rich precipitates. EDS analysis on as coated samples and on 50h-1100°C-Ar aged samples showed that the Re-NiW layer works as a diffusion barrier. The Al reservoir in the bond coat after aging is higher with the diffusion barrier than without. The concentrations of alloying elements are also lower in the bond coat with the diffusion barrier than without.
Pierre Steinmetz, Ian G. Wright, Alain Galerie, Daniel Monceau and Stéphane Mathieu
S. Mercier et al., "A Novel Duplex Re-NiW Based Diffusion Barrier on a Nickel-Base Superalloy for TBC Systems", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 595-598, pp. 127-134, 2008