Deuterium permeation properties of Er2O3/Cr2O3composite coating prepared by MOCVD on 316L stainless steel

Yunyi Wu, Shumao Wang, Shuai Li, Di He, Xiaopeng Liu, Lijun Jiang, Haitao Huang

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In this work, an Er2O3/Cr2O3composite coatings on 316L stainless steel were prepared by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD). Effect of Cr2O3layer on the microstructure, mechanical properties and deuterium permeation properties of Er2O3coating was investigated. It was found grain sizes of the coatings enlarged with increasing the thickness of Cr2O3layer. The Er2O3/Cr2O3(80 nm) composite coating showed larger adhesion force value 9.2 N than the Er2O3coating. The Cr2O3layer adding could significantly enhance the deuterium permeation inhibition property of the coatings. The single-layer Er2O3coating exhibited the minimum reduction in deuterium permeability, and the permeation reduction factor (PRF) values were in the range of 95–146 at 823–973 K. The maximum reduction in deuterium permeability was obtained from the Er2O3/Cr2O3(80 nm) composite coating, and the PRF values were in the range of 463–206 at 823–973 K. With further increasing thickness of the Cr2O3layer to 120 nm, the hydrogen permeation inhibition performance of the composite coating lower instead. Furthermore, apparent delamination of coating was illustrated on the single-layer Er2O3coating after the permeation measurement, and this might be the main reason for the transformation to diffusion limiting process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-210
Number of pages6
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016


  • Composite coating
  • Cr2O3
  • Deuterium permeation
  • Er2O3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering


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