Structural evolution of mechanically alloyed Al-12Si/TiB2/h-BN composite powder coating by atmospheric plasma spraying

Tekmen C., Ozdemir I., Fritsche G., Tsunekawa Y.

SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY, vol.203, no.14, pp.2046-2051, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 203 Issue: 14
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2009.02.004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2046-2051
  • Keywords: Al-Si, TiB2, h-BN, Plasma spray, Mechanical alloying, TIB2, BEHAVIOR
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


In the present study, mechanically alloyed Al-12Si/TiB2/h-BN composite powder was deposited onto an aluminum substrate by atmospheric plasma spraying. The effect of mechanical alloying (MA) and plasma spray parameters on composite powder and coating structure were investigated. It has been observed that the MA process has a significant effect on the composite powder morphology and reactivity between the selective powders. Results also demonstrate that, at relatively high milling time h-BN decomposes into B and N and forms a solid solution. Also, it has been found that, the relative amount of the in-situ formed AIN through the reaction between h-BN and Al and/or the decomposition of Al-B-N solid solution is independent from the plasma parameters (arc current and secondary gas flow rate). However, spray parameters remarkably affects the coating hardness due to coarsening of Si during the solidification of the coating. (c) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.