Corrosion resistance of self-growing TiC coating on SIMP steel in LBE at 600 °C

Q. -Q. Shi, W. Yan, W. Sha, W. Wang, Y. -Y. Shan, K. Yang

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SIMP steel was newly developed as a candidate structural material for the accelerator driven subcritical system. The serious decarburization of SIMP steel because of the high Si content was used to successfully form a self-growing TiC coating on the surface, after the Ti deposition as a first step. This TiC layer can effectively protect the surface from the static liquid lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE) corrosion at 600 °C up to 2000 h in the low oxygen LBE. However, in the oxygen saturated LBE, the TiC coating is oxidized into porous TiO2 after only 500 h and fails to protect. Therefore, the self-growing TiC coating is desired only when the oxygen content of LBE is strictly controlled on a low level.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1204-1212
Number of pages9
JournalMaterials and Corrosion
Issue number11
Early online date06 Jul 2016
Publication statusPublished - 02 Nov 2016


  • LBE
  • self-growing
  • SIMP steel
  • TiC coating

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