Mechanical properties and microstructure of Yb2SiO5 environmental barrier coatings under isothermal heat treatment

Byung Koog Jang, Nobuo Nagashima, Seongwon Kim, Yoon Suk Oh, Sung Min Lee, Hyung Tae Kim

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Yb2SiO5 (ytterbium monosilicate) top coatings and Si bond coat layer were deposited by air plasma spray method as a protection layer on SiC substrates for environmental barrier coatings (EBCs) application. The Yb2SiO5-coated specimens were subjected to isothermal heat treatment at 1400 °C on air for 0, 1, 10, and 50 h. The Yb2SiO5 phase of the top coat layer reacted with Si from the bonding layer and O2 from atmosphere formed to the Yb2Si2O7 phase upon heat treatment at 1400 °C. The oxygen penetrated into the cracks to form SiO2 phase of thermally grown oxide (TGO) in the bond coat and the interface of specimens during heat treatment. Horizontal cracks were also observed, due to a mismatch of the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) between the top coat and bond coat. The isothermal heat treatment improves the hardness and elastic modulus of Yb2SiO5 coatings; however, these properties in the Si bond coat were a little bit decreased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2667-2673
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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