SiC coatings were prepared with pack powder in different particle sizes in a vacuum atmosphere by pack cementation technique to protect the C/SiC composites substrate from oxidation. The phase and microstructure of the coatings were investigated by XRD, SEM analyses. The relationship between powder granularity in the pack and microstructure of SiC coatings was studied. Cyclic oxidation test at 1573K in air atmosphere was performed and the effect of powder particle size in the pack on high-temperature oxidation resistance of SiC coatings was discussed in detail. It is observed that with powder granularity in the pack increasing thickness and density of SiC coatings increases, corresponding oxidation resistance of the coating is improved. Possible mechanisms related to oxidation were preliminarily discussed.

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