Tungsten coatings on copper substrates were produced and subjected to thermal shock loads in an electron beam device. The aim was to minimize the erosion rates thus caused. They are basically dependent on the level and type of porosity. Moreover, material erosion can also be directly influenced by the spraying parameters in coatings with the same relative density. In this connection, the chamber pressure, powder size and spraying distance play a decisive role.
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