The bonding between flattened particles in plasma-sprayed metal coatings dominates their corrosion behavior by influencing the porosity in coatings, especially the porosity connected to the substrate for coatings used in a corrosive environment. Therefore, how to efficiently enhance the lamellar interface bonding in metallic coatings has been an important issue which has not been settled effectively. In this study, a shell-core structured powder particle designing with cladding spherical Ni20Cr powders with refractory molybdenum as alloying element is proposed to limit the evaporation of low melting point elements and subsequently raise particle temperature significantly high enough to cause impact melting. Results show that a dense coating with much low porosity was obtained due to the improved lamellar interface bonding by gas shrouded plasma spraying of the composite NiCr -Mo particles. Electrochemical method was employed to evaluate the polarization behavior of the NiCr - Mo coating to estimate its connected porosity. It was revealed that NiCr-Mo coating of excellent corrosion resistance with low connected porosity can be obtained by designing the shell-core-structured powder.

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