Materials & Chemicals
Coatings And Surface Modifications To Mitigate Sic Cladding During Operation In Light Water Reactors
Inventors: Kumar Sridharan, Hwasung Yeom, Edward Lahoda, Peng Xu, Robert Oelrich
The invention relates to SiC ceramic matrix composite (CMC) claddings with metallic, ceramic and/or multilayer coatings applied on the outer surface for improved corrosion resistance and hermeticity protection. The coating includes one or more materials selected from FeCrAl, Y, Zr and Al—Cr alloys, Cr2O3, ZrO2 and other oxides, chromium carbides, CrN, Zr- and Y-silicates and silicides. The coatings are applied employing a variety of known surface treatment technologies including cold spray, thermal spray process, physical vapor deposition process (PVD), and slurry coating.
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