Online ISSN : 1347-5320
Print ISSN : 1345-9678
ISSN-L : 1345-9678
Formation of Nano-Microstructured Aluminum Alloy Film Using Thermal Spray Gun with Ultra Rapid Cooling
Yoshio ShinYasuhiro OhmoriToshiharu MorimotoTakashi KumaiAkira Yanagida
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2016 Volume 57 Issue 4 Pages 488-493


A new thermal spray gun for nitrogen gas cooling and mist cooling has been developed. Aluminum-magnesium alloy films prepared by nitrogen gas cooling using the thermal spray gun had a partial nano microstructure because residual strains induced by rapid cooling acted as solid nuclei and a small amount of the amorphous phase became crystalline as a result of the heat of the thermal spray. Furthermore, the nano-microstructured aluminum magnesium films exhibited high corrosion resistance. Moreover, aluminum-magnesium alloy films containing a small amount of titanium prepared by mist gas cooling exhibited higher corrosion resistance than those without titanium. We consider that the aluminum -titanium compound acted as solid nuclei during ultra rapid solidification and that a strong passive layer was formed by mist gas cooling.

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