Non-Destructive Fluorine Depth Profiling as Quality Assurance for the Oxidation Protection of TiAl Turbine Blades
Using the halogen effect TiAl-alloys can be protected against high-temperature oxidation. Two different fluorination methods were applied to turbine blades. The mass increase due to oxidation can be drastically reduced compared to untreated specimen. A new vacuum chamber for ion beam analysis was developed to analyze the real parts. Using PIGE-technique the F-content as a function of depth before and after oxidation was detected. Thickness and composition of the oxide scale were measured by RBS. Both ion beam methods were non destructive and thus enabled for the first time quality assurance of the halogen treatment on real components.
T. Chandra, N. Wanderka, W. Reimers , M. Ionescu
S. Neve et al., "Non-Destructive Fluorine Depth Profiling as Quality Assurance for the Oxidation Protection of TiAl Turbine Blades ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 638-642, pp. 1384-1389, 2010