Thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) of zirconia stabilized by 8. wt.% yttria (8YSZ) on MB26 rare earth-magnesium alloy with MCrAlY as bond coat were prepared by air plasma spraying (APS). In order to improve the thermal shock resistance of the coatings, an interlayer of Ni-P alloy between the substrate and bond coat was prepared by electroless plating. The preparation, microstructure, bond strength and thermal shock resistance of the coatings were investigated. The results indicate that Ni-P interlayer not only has favorable effects on the protection of Mg alloy substrate from thermal oxidation during thermal spraying, but also significantly improves the bond strength of TBCs. The thermal shock life of TBCs was enhanced from 5. cycles to longer than 130. cycles with the application of Ni-P interlayer. The failure of TBCs in thermal shock test was mainly induced by the corrosion of Mg alloy substrate. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
Fan, X., Gu, L., Zeng, S., Zhu, L., Wang, C., Wang, Y., … Cao, X. (2012). Improving stability of thermal barrier coatings on magnesium alloy with electroless plated Ni-P interlayer. Surface and Coatings Technology, 206(21), 4471–4480. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2012.05.004