In this study, boron-rich iron-nickel coatings were deposited on stainless steel by air-plasma spraying. Coating microstructure was characterized by SEM, EDS, and XRD analysis and adhesion strength, tensile properties, and residual stress were measured. The shielding effectiveness of the coating samples, including their ability to absorb thermal neutrons and attenuate γ rays, was investigated as well. The results show that the coating samples possess the microstructure and properties necessary for possible use in radiation shielding systems.

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