Mitigation of Platinum Depletion in Platinum Diffused Single Phase Bond Coat on CMSX-4 Superalloy

Mingwen Bai, Ying Chen, Yongle Sun, Ping Xiao

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    Pt-diffused bond coat with a mixture of γ/γ’ phase has just been developed in the recent decades as a cheaper alternative to the Pt-enriched β-phase Aluminide bond coat that contains a higher content of Al. However, concerns are raised on the inevitable depletion of Pt near the coating interface that may endanger the component after long-term service. In this study, modified Pt-diffused bond coats with a single phase (γ or γ’) were made by applying selective etching on CMSX-4 single crystal superalloys prior to the electroplating of Pt. The single-phase bond coats show distinctive diffusion behaviour in comparison with the conventional γ/γ’ bond coat. Surprisingly, Pt remains more stable in the γ’-phase bond coat with significantly less depletion after diffusion, which implies a potential in saving a considerable amount of Pt. On the other hand, however, the depletion of Pt is more severe in the γ-phase bond coat. The mechanism that governs the diffusion behavior of Pt in the γ and γ’-phase was also discussed that mainly concerns with thermodynamic and kinetic factors.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number669
    Number of pages13
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2021

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    • bond coat
    • platinum
    • diffusion
    • thermodynamic
    • thermal barrier coatings
    • Platinum
    • Bond coat
    • Thermal barrier coatings
    • Diffusion
    • Thermodynamic

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Chemistry
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
    • Surfaces and Interfaces


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