For electrical or thermal insulation, the porosity of an air plasma sprayed (APS) coating is an important property to control. Moreover in aggressive environment the interconnected porosity is responsible for the substrate corrosion. To solve, at least partially, this problem, deposition by mutitechniques (APS and a PECVD) was used to close interconnected and opened porosities. In this study, titanium alloy (TA6V) substrates were coated by alumina using either one or both deposition processes. Electrochemical characterization technique was used to evaluate the open porosity in alumina coatings. It consists of evaluating the polarization resistance of the reference sample surface (uncoated substrate) and to compare it to coated ones. After different tests for selecting the electrolyte solution, the influences of different parameters (thickness and relative position) of each deposition process on coating porosity were examined.

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