In this study, suspension plasma spraying is used to produce cast iron coatings that benefit from a graphite structure. In order to increase the graphite content, different hydrocarbons in the form of liquid suspension (hexane and toluene) and gas precursor (methane) were injected into the plasma stream along with iron powder. Besides promoting the formation of a soot carbon structure, liquid hydrocarbon injection also prevents in-flight particle oxidation, which is a major concern when spraying metals. In addition, it has been observed that using a shroud during spraying significantly increases the amount of soot carbon in cast iron coatings, which can be transformed into graphite by post annealing.

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