The microstructure and phase composition of the coating obtained by plasma spraying of FeCoCrAlTiCuMo powder in an equiatomic ratio of components have been investigated. The results showed the possibility of creating a multicomponent single-phase solid solution by plasma spraying and the expediency of studying it.
A TiB2 wettable cathode coating was deposited on a graphite carbon cathode material via atmospheric plasma spraying (APS). The microstructure and phase composition of the TiB2 coating were analyzed via scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS). The wettability and corrosion resistance of the coating were studied in a molten-aluminum electrolytic system. The results showed that the surface of the TiB2 coating prepared via plasma spraying was flat and that the main phase of the coating was TiB2. The wettability between the TiB2 coating and liquid aluminum was better than that between graphite cathode carbon block and liquid aluminum. The abilities of the TiB2 coating and graphite cathode carbon block to resist sodium (Na) penetration and prevent molten salt corrosion were compared through a corrosion test. The TiB2 coating was found to have better resistance to Na penetration and better refractory cryolite corrosion resistance than graphite cathode carbon block.
Nanostructured and nanocomposite layers NiCoCrAlY+ ZrO2-7%Y2O3, ZrO2-7% Y2O3+HfO2-9%Y2O3, HfO2-9%Y2O3 with thickness of ∽ 20 μm were formed by low pressure plasma spraying. The structure and composition of the layers have been studied using a scanning electron microscopy, X-ray microanalysis, and XRD analysis. Thermal stability of the coatings has been analyzed using synchronous thermal analysis at temperatures up to 1600 °C. The results of structure and composition analysis of ZrO2-7%Y2O3+HfO2-9%Y2O3 layer suggest the formation ofnanocomposite co-doped regions of the ZrO2-HfO2-Y2O3 solid solution. The layer has greater thermal stability at temperatures up to 1600 ° C and a smaller subgrain size (∽ 33 nm) than for the ZrO2-7% Y2O3 and HfO2-9%Y2O3 layers.