The formation of various coatings in molybdenum-boron and molybdenum-silicon systems was investigated. Boronizing and siliciding treatments were conducted in molten salts under inert gas atmosphere in the 850-1050 degrees C temperature range for 7 h. The presence of boride (e.g. Mo2B, MoB, Mo2B5) and silicide (MoSi2, Mo5Si3) phases, formed on the surface of Mo plates, was confirmed by X-ray diffraction analysis. The distribution of elements was determined by means of wavelength dispersive spectroscopy (WDS) spectra of the surface and line-scan analyses from surface to interior. Depending on the process type (diffusional or electrochemical) and temperature, the thickness of the protective layers formed on the substrate ranged from 6 to 40 gm. The oxidation resistance of obtained phases was investigated in an air-water mixture in the temperature range of 500-700 degrees C for a period up to 400 h. An improved oxidation behavior of coated plates in comparison with that of pure molybdenum was observed. (c) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Surface and Coatings Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 31 May 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces and Interfaces