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Effect of Al2O3 Coating as a Corrosion Barrier of Ferritic-Martensitic Steel in Pb-Li Melt

Yang-Il Jung, Jeong-Yong Park, Byoung-Kwon Choi, Jae Sung Yoon, Dong Won Lee, Seungyon Cho

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 64 / Number 2 / August 2013 / Pages 221-224

Materials Development / Proceedings of the Twentieth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (TOFE-2012) (Part 1), Nashville, Tennessee, August 27-31, 2012

Corrosion of ferritic-martensitic steel (FMS) Gr. 91 was performed in static Pb-15.7Li melt at 450 °C for up to 3000 h. Preferential grain boundary corrosion along with a homogeneous dissolution was observed. In addition, Al2O3 was coated to prevent the surface recession of FMS. Al2O3 was deposited on FMS using an electron-beam evaporated physical vapor deposition. The as-coated layer was crystallized through a heat-treatment at above 950 °C for 2 h. The alumina coating layer was very stable and effective to prevent the corrosion of FMS. Although Al2O3 was decomposed in 3000 h, the corrosion barrier survived up to 2000 h even in an oxygen-containing harsh environment.

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