Mahmod, D.S.A. and Glandut, N. and Khan, A.A. and Labbe, Jean Claude (2015) Surface oxidation of porous ZrB2-SiC ceramic composites by continuous-wave ytterbium fibre laser. Applied Surface Science, 357. pp. 1982-1990. ISSN 0169-4332Full text not available from this repository.
Surface treatment of ceramic substrates by a laser beam can allow to incorporate interesting properties to these ceramics. In the present work, surface oxidation of ca. 30% porous ZrB2-SiC ceramic composites by using an ytterbium fibre laser was conducted. Oxidation of ceramic substrates through this process under ambient conditions has certain advantages compared to the classical oxidation method. A particular spiral laser pattern was created in order to produce an oxidized structure on ZrB2-SiC porous substrates. The laser parameters were as follows i.e., laser power of 50, 60 and 70 W, a beam diameter of 1.25 mm, velocity of 2 mm/s, acceleration and deceleration of 1 mm/s2. The microstructural and morphological changes in the laser-treated region was examined using scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. At laser power of 70 W, the sample exhibits uniform oxidation. It revealed that the very porous bulk beneath remained unaffected and unoxidized because this laser-formed oxide scale protects the substrate from oxidation. The presence of oxidized and unaffected regions indicated a high degree of heat localization. The dense glassy SiO2-rich layer prevents the inward oxygen diffusion into the inner bulk hence enhances the oxidation resistance.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Ceramic; High temperature corrosion; Oxidation; Passive films, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TS Manufactures
|Divisions:||Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering|
|Depositing User:||Karen Kornalius|
|Date Deposited:||01 Aug 2016 07:01|
|Last Modified:||01 Aug 2016 07:01|
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