Investigation of the chemical composition of the thermally grown oxide layer in thermal barrier systems with NiCoCrAlY bond coats

C. Mercer, S. Faulhaber, N. Yao, K. McIlwrath, O. Fabrichnaya

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Abstract

The morphology and composition of the thermally grown oxide (TGO) layer in a thermal barrier system with a NiCoCrAlY bond coat are characterized by a combination of scanning and transmission electron microscopy, focused ion beam sectioning and energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) element mapping. The investigation has revealed a complex TGO that exhibits numerous thickness inhomogeneities ('pegs'), and a sizable distribution of nano-scale second phase particles. These particles have been determined to be of two types: regions of entrained bond coat and oxides based on Y2O3 and HfO2. The most probable phase makeup of the oxides is a cubic fluorite of approximate composition 4HfO2-Y2O3. Diffusion of Hf and Y from the bond coat or entrapment of bond coat elements during TGO growth are the most likely mechanisms for the formation of these oxide particles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1495-1502
Number of pages8
JournalSurface and Coatings Technology
Volume201
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 5 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

Keywords

  • Energy-dispersive spectroscopy
  • Fluorite
  • Hafnia
  • NiCoCrAlY
  • Thermal barrier coatings
  • Thermally grown oxide

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