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Physics Research International
Volume 2015, Article ID 532825, 8 pages
Research Article

Structure and Microhardness of Titanium-Based Coatings Formed by Multichamber Detonation Sprayer

1Belgorod State National Research University, Pobeda 85, Belgorod 308015, Russia
2E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute, NASU, Bozhenko 11, Kiev 03650, Ukraine
3N.N. Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics, RAS, Kosygina 4, Moscow 119991, Russia

Received 14 November 2014; Accepted 3 March 2015

Academic Editor: Martin Kroger

Copyright © 2015 M. Kovaleva et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A series of titanium-based coatings (50–550 μm thick) on an aluminium substrate was deposited via multichamber detonation sprayer with different barrel lengths (300, 400, and 500, all in mm). The titanium-based coatings obtained in these three experiments were examined by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and X-ray phase analysis. The hardness tests were carried out by the Vickers method with a test load of 50 g. The multichamber detonation sprayer with a barrel length of 500 mm produced the dense layers of coating with hardness of  HV0.05 and porosity of 0.24%, the best result in the experiments.