The high cooling rate (>105 - 106 K/s) achieved in thermal spraying makes it possible to deposit coatings that exhibit a high content of amorphous phase and can be, afterwards, heated above the crystallization temperature to form nano-structured coatings. In this study, the relationship between the characteristics (temperature and velocity) of the sprayed particles at impact and degree of amorphization of the as-sprayed coatings was investigated for both plasma and wire-arc spraying techniques A Fe-Cr-based alloy that exhibits a high glass forming ability and is commercially available in the form of powder and wire with close chemical composition was used. The amorphous phase content was higher in plasma sprayed coatings than in wire arc sprayed ones and both types of coatings presented an increase in microhardness after heat treatment.

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