Date of this Version
J. Electrochem. Soc., Vol. 140, No. 4, April 1993
The isothermal oxidation of reactive element (RE)-doped aluminide coatings on IN 713LC alloy substrates at 1100 ˚C in air formed a continuous slow-growing α-Al2O3 scale after 44 h of exposure. RE-free (reactive element-free) aluminide coatings were characterized by a cracked oxide scale which exposed an underlying voided coating surface. The cyclicoxidation behavior of Cr/RE-modified aluminide diffusion coatings on René 80 and IN 713LC alloy substrates, and of RE-doped aluminide coatings on IN 713LC alloy substrates, at ll00~ in static air was determined. Coatings deposited by the above pack (AP) arrangement, as opposed to the powder contacting (PC) arrangement, showed improved resistance to cyclic oxidation attack. RE-doped and Cr/RE-modified aluminide coatings exhibited considerably more adherent protective Al2O3 scales compared to undeped aluminide coatings. The hot corrosion behavior of Cr/RE-medified aluminide coatings on René 80 and Mar-M247 alloy substrates at 900~ in a 0.1% SO2/Q gas mixture also was determined. The Cr/RE-modified aluminide coatings provided better resistance to hot corrosion attack (i.e., thin film studies) than a commercial low activity aluminide coating. Coating lifetimes were strongly dependent on the chromium surface composition, since a mixed (A1, Cr)2O3 scale better resists attack by the molten salt.