Oxidation of Metals

, Volume 65, Issue 3–4, pp 263–283 | Cite as

Chemical and Morphological Evolution of a (NiPt)Al Bondcoat

  • Régine Molins
  • Isabelle Rouzou
  • Peggy Hou


Experimental results are reported on the chemical and microstructural evolutions of a (NiPt)Al coating, deposited on a single-crystal, nickel-base superalloy, during isothermal-oxidation tests at 1100°C, up to 50 hr. Analytical STEM studies were carried out, in conjunction with Auger experiments, in order to follow the various changes that occur in the bondcoat (β into γ′ phase transformation, TCP and α-Cr precipitation, S-diffusion pathways) and at the Al2O3/bondcoat interface. Efforts were concentrated on the effect of interfacial sulfur segregation (at both intact interfaces and void surfaces) as a function of the oxidation time and its dependence on phase transformations in the external layer of the bondcoat. An important result concerning the co-segregation of S and Cr at the alumina/bondcoat interface was realized in this system due to Cr diffusion from the substrate into the bondcoat. This S segregation adversely affected Al2O3-bondcoat adhesion where extensive interfacial voids formed at the interface.


(NiPt)Al coating oxidation sulfur interface segregation 



The authors thank Snecma, Safran group, for providing samples and supporting the TBC program in Ecole des Mines (France). ARIEL is gratefully acknowledged for providing additional support. Work performed at LBNL was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Materials Sciences under Contracts No. DE-AC03-76SF00098.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ENSMP, Centre des MatériauxUMR-CNRS 7633EvryFrance
  2. 2.Materials Sciences DivisionNational LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA

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