Aluminum-titanium powder mixtures were deposited on γ-TiAl alloy substrates by cold spraying then heat treated for 5 h at 600, 650, and 700 °C. SEM and XRD examination showed that the treatment caused Al to diffuse into the substrate where it reacted with Ti, resulting in changes in microstructure. The diffusion of Al left pores in the fringes of the TiAl3 phase, increasing the porosity of the coatings. A surplus of Al remained in the coatings after heat treatment at 600-650 °C, but at 700 °C, all Al was consumed, contributing to the formation of a continuous TiAl3 layer.

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