Journal of Minerals & Materials Characterization & Engineering, Vol. 11, No.3, pp.243-265, 2012
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A Review on Detonation Gun Sprayed Coatings
Lakhwinder Singh1*, Vikas Chawla2, J.S. Grew a l1
1Department of mechanical engineering, G.N.D.E.C. Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2Department of mechanical engineering, B.M.S.C.E Muktsar-152026, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Materials are precious resources. Different methods are employed to protect the material from
degradation. Thermal spraying is one of the most effective method to protect the material from
wear, high temperature corrosion, stresses and erosion, thus increasing the life of material in
use. Detonation gun spraying is one of the thermal spraying techniq ues known for providing
hard, wear resistant and dense microstructured coatings. This paper summarizes the results of
previous research done by various authors on different coatings done by detonation gun
Keywords: thermal spraying, detonation gun
Thermal spraying is an effective and low cost method to apply thick coatings to change surface
properties of the component. Coatings are used in a wide range of applications including
automotive systems, boiler components, and power generation equipment, chemical process
equipment, aircraft engines, pulp and paper processing equipment, bridges, rollers and concrete
reinforcements, orthopedics and dental, land-based and marine turbines, ships . Among the
commercially available thermal spray coating techniques, Detonation Spray (DS) and High
Velocity Oxy Fuel (HVOF) spray are the best choices to get hard, dense and wear resistant
coatings as desired . The objective of the work is to analyze the role of detonation gun spray
coating to enhance the properties of surface of substrate to counter the problems like erosion,
residual stress, fretting fatigue, thermal behavior and corrosion etc.
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2. THERMAL SPRAYING
Thermal spraying has emerged as an important tool of increasingly sophisticated surface
engineering technology. The different functions of the coating, such as wear and corrosion
resist ance, therm al or ele ct rical in su lat i on c an be ach iev ed us in g d iffe r ent coat in g t echni qu es an d
coating materials . Thermal spraying is the application of a material (the consumable) to a
substrate by melting the material into droplets and impinging the softened or molten droplets on
a substrate to form a continuous coating. There are many thermal spray coating deposition
techniques available, and choosing the best process depends on the functional requirements,
adaptability of the coating material to the technique intended, level of adhesion required, (size,
shape, and metallurgy of the substrate), and availability and cost of the equipment.
Thermal spray processes that have been considered to deposit the coatings are enlisted below:
(1) Flame spraying with a powder or wire, (2) Electric arc wire spraying, (3) Plasma spraying,
(4) Spray and fuse, (5) High Velocity Oxy-fuel (HVOF) spraying, (6) Detonation Gun.
3. DETONATION GUN SPRAYING
D-gun spray process is a thermal spray coating process, which gives an extremely good adhesive
strength, low porosity and coating surface with compressive residual stresses . A precisely
measured quantity of the combustion mixture consisting of oxygen and acetylene is fed through a
tubular barrel closed at one end. In order to prevent the possible back firing a blanket of nitrogen
gas is allowed to cover the gas inlets. Simultaneously, a predetermined quantity of the coating
powder is fed into the combustion chamber. The gas mixture inside the chamber is ignited by a
simple spark plug. The combustion of the gas mixture generates high pressure shock waves
(detonation wave), which then propagate through the gas stream. Depending upon the ratio of the
combustion gases, the temperature of the hot gas stream can go up to 4000 deg C and the
velocity of the shock wave can reach 3500m/sec. The hot gases generated in the detonation
chamber travel down the barrel at a high velocity and in the process heat the particles to a
plasticizing stage (on ly skin m elting of p article) and also a ccelerate t he parti cles to a vel ocit y of
1200m/sec. These particles then come out of the barrel and impact the component held by the
manipulator to form a coating. The high kinetic energy of the hot powder particles on impact
with the substrate result in a build up of a very dense and strong coating. The coating thickness
developed on the work piece per shot depends on the ratio of combustion gases, powder particle
size, carrier gas flow rate, frequency and distance between the barrel end and the substrate.
Depending on the required coating thickness and the type of coating material the detonation
spraying cycle can be repeated at the rate of 1-10 shots per second. The chamber is finally
flushed with nitrogen again to remove all the remaining “hot” powder particles from the chamber
as these can otherwise detonate the explosive mixture in an irregular fashion and render the
whole process uncontrollable. With this, one detonation cycle is completed above procedure is
repeated at a particular frequency until the required thickness of coating is deposited.
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Fig.1. Detonation Gun process 
The chamber is finally flushed with nitrogen again to remove all the remaining “hot” powder
particles from the chamber as these c an otherwise detonate the explosive mixture in an irregul ar
fashion and render the whole process uncontrollable. With this, one detonation cycle is
completed above procedure is repeated at a particular frequency until the required thickness of
coating is deposited .
4. STUDIES RELATED TO DETONATION GUN SPRAYED COATINGS
Sova et al.  studied the development of multimaterial coatings by cold spray and gas
detonation spraying. The basic objective was the development of multifunctional multimaterial
protective coatings using cold spraying (CS) and computer controlled detonation spraying
(CCDS). As far as CS was concerned, the separate injection of each powder into different zones
of the carrie r gas s t ream was applied. Cu–Al, Cu–SiC , Al–Al2O3, Cu–Al2O3, Al–SiC, Al–Ti and
Ti–SiC coatings w ere successfully spra yed. As to CCDS, powders were spra yed with a recently
developed apparatus that was characterized by a high-precision gas supply system and a fine-
dosed twin powder feeding system. Computer control provided a flexible programmed
readjustment of the detonation gases energy impact on powder thus allowing selecting the
optimal for each component spraying parameters to form composite and multilayered coatings.
Several powders were sprayed to obtain composite coatings, specifically, among others, WC–
Co–Cr + Al2O3, Cu + Al2O3, and Al2O3 + ZrO2.
Estimation of residual stress and its effects on the mechanical properties of detonation gun
sprayed WC–Co coatings was done by Wang et al. . Thick coatings seriously affect coatings
performance during their service. Authors gave importance to understand the mechanisms by
which the stresses arise, to predict and control the stresses for improving coating properties.
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Because the Stoney formula is commonly used to relate stress to curvature for thin coatings, a
new calculation formula was developed to estimate the residual stresses of thick coatings that
represent a comprehensive stress state of the coated specimen. Based on the deduced formula
and accurate curvature measurements, the residual stresses of detonation gun (D-Gun) sprayed
WC–Co coatings with different thickness were obtained. With increasing the coating thickness,
the residual stress changed gradually from the tensile nature to a compressive nature. Meanwhile,
the coating was in an approximately stress-free state at the thickness of around 365 μm. The
analysis results emphasized the significance of peening stress in controlling the final stress state
of the coated specimen, due to the high spraying velocity and kinetic energy during the D-Gun
spraying process. Finally, the effects of residual stress on the mechanical properties of the
coating were understood, namely, the compressive stress could significantly improve the coating
properties, whereas the tensile stress impaired the coating properties.
Sundar arajan et al.  evalu ated t he tribolo gical performan ce of 200 μm thick TiMo(CN)–28Co
and TiMo(CN)–36NiCo coatings obtained by using the detonation spray coating system.
Towards the above purpose, the detonation spray coating conditions were optimized to obtain the
best coating properties (low porosity, high wear resistance) by varying two of the important
coating process variables, i.e., oxygen to fuel ratio and gas volume. In both the coatings it was
observed that the best tribological performance and also the lowest porosity were obtained.
However, the coatings with the highest hardness did not exhibit the best tribological
performance. A comparison of the tribological performance of the optimized TiMo(CN) type
coatings with that of optimized WC–Co coatings revealed that the abrasion resistance of
TiMo(CN) type coatings is comparable to that of WC–Co coatings. However, the erosion and
sliding wear resistance of TiMo(CN) type coatings were considerably lower than that of WC–Co
Kamal et al.  investigated the microstructure and mechanical properties of detonation gun
sprayed NiCrAlY + CeO2 alloy coatings deposited on superalloys. The morphologies of the
coatings were characterized by using the techniques such as optical microscopy, X-ray
diffraction and field emission scanning electron microscopy/energy-dispersive analysis. The
coating depicted the formation of dendritic structure and the microstructural refinement in the
coating was due to ceria. Average porosity on three substrates was less than 0.58% and surface
roughness of the coatings was in the range of 6.17–6.94 μm. Average bond strength and
microhardness of the coatings were found to be 58 MPa and 697–920Hv, respectively.
Microstructure characterization of D-gun sprayed Fe–Al intermetallic coatings was done by
Senderowski et al. . Intermetallic Fe–Al t ype coatings about 100 μm thick were deposited on
a plain carbon steel substrate by D-gun spraying technique. The 40–75 μm size fraction of the
feedstock powder was obtained by self-propagating high-temperature synthesis and sieved prior
to D-gun spraying. This powder contained a mixture of Fe–Al type intermetallic phases
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conventionally appointed FexAly. The Fe–Al coatings were analysed by transmission electron
microscopy, selected area electron diffraction, and semi-quantitative energy-dispersive X-ray
analysis in micro-areas. Particular attention was paid to the substructure of the individual grains
in the coating zone abutting the steel substrate. The Fe–Al coatings have a multi-layer composite
structure. The results explain the formation mechanism of the coating microstructure. The
powder particles, which were heterogeneous in chemical composition and s tructure, were heated,
highly softened or even partially melted and oxidised while flying from the gun barrel to the
substrate. After impacting the substrate or previously deposited material and being shot peened
by the following powder particles, they were rapidly cooled and plastically deformed, creating
overlapping splats. In the zone adjacent to the substrate, alternating FeAl and Fe2Al5
intermetallic phases formed columnar crystals. The columnar crystal areas were separated by
elongated amorphous oxide layers. Areas of mixed equiaxed subgrains of FeAl and Fe3Al
phases, fine grains of Fe-rich Fe(Al) solid solution, and micro- and nano-pores were also present.
Wang et al.  designed the separation device for detonation gun spraying system and studied
its effects on the performance of WC–Co coatings. The WC–Co coatings were synthesized by
the D-gun spraying system with and without using a separation device, respectively. The results
showed that the use of the separation device resulted in better properties of the D-gun sprayed
WC–Co coatings, e.g., lower the surface roughness, lower the porosity, higher the
microhardness, higher the elastic modulus, and higher the i nterfacial adhesive strength. Also, the
tribological performance of the WC–Co coatings was improved. The relationship of surface
roughness, microhardness, elastic modulus, adhesive strength, and wear resistance of the WC–
Co coatings with porosity was discussed. At the same time, there is an inevitable disadvantage
for using the separation device, i.e., the relatively lower effective utility rate of the feedstock
powder. Therefore, the separation device is suitable to be applied in occasions of high-
performance requirements where increased costs are acceptable.
Formation and corrosion behavior of Fe-based amorphous metallic coatings prepared by
detonation gun spraying was studied by ZHOU et al. . Amorphous metallic coatings with a
composition of Fe48Cr15Mo14C15B6Y2 were prepared by detonation gun spraying process.
Microstructural studies show that the coatings present a densely layered structure typical of
thermally sprayed deposits with the porosity below 2%. Both crystallization and oxidation
occurred obviously during spraying process, so that the amorphous fraction of the coatings
decreased to 54% compared with fully amorphous alloy ribbons of the same component.
Corrosion behavior of the amorphous coatings was investigated by electrochemical
measurement. The results show that the coatings exhibit extremely wide passive region and low
passive current density in 3.5% NaCl (mass fraction) and 1 mol/L HCl solutions, which
illustrates excellent ability to resist localized corrosion.
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Rajasekaran et al.  evaluated the effect of grinding on plain fatigue and fretting fatigue
behaviour of detonation gun sprayed Cu–Ni–In coating on Al–Mg–Si alloy. Uniaxial plain
fatigue and fretting fatigue tests were carried out on detonation gun sprayed Cu–Ni–In coating on
Al–Mg–Si alloy samples. The samples in three conditions were considered: uncoated, as-coated
and ground after coating. Ground coated specimens exhibited superior plain fatigue and fretting
fatigue lives compared with uncoated and as-coated specimens. The life enhancement has been
discussed in terms of surface finish and and residual compressive stresses at the surface.
The cyclic oxidation behavior of detonation-gun-sprayed Cr 3C2–NiCr coating on three different
superalloys namely Superni 75, Superni 718 and Superfer 800H at 900 °C for 100 cycles in air
under cyclic heating and cooling conditions has been investigated by kamal et al. . The
kinetics of oxidation of coated and bare superalloys was analysed, using thermogravimetric
technique. It was observed that all the coated and bare superalloys obey a parabolic rate law of
oxidation. X-ray diffraction, FE-SEM/EDAX and X-ray mapping techniques were used to
analyse the oxidation products of coated and bare superalloys. The results on the Cr3C2–NiCr-
coated superalloys showed better oxidation resistance due to the formation of a compact and
adhesive thin Cr2O3 scale on the surface of the coating during oxidation. The scale remained
intact and adherent to the partially oxidised coating during cyclic oxidation due to its good
compatibility and similar thermal expansion coefficient between Cr3C2–NiCr coating and the
superalloy substrates. In all the coated superalloys, the chromium, iron, silicon and titanium were
oxidised in the inter-splat region, whereas splats which consisted mainly of Ni remained
unoxidised. The parabolic rate constants of Cr3C2–NiCr-coated alloys were lower than that of
the bare superalloys.
Kamal et al .  evalu ated the cyclic hot corrosion behaviour of detonation gun sprayed Cr3C2–
25%NiCr coatings on nickel- and iron-based superalloys . Cr3C2–NiCr cermet coatings were
deposited on two Ni-based superalloys, namely superni 75, superni 718 and one Fe-based
superalloy superfer 800H by detonation-gun thermal spray process. The cyclic hot-corrosion
studies were conducted on uncoated as well as D-gun coated superalloys in the presence of
mixture of 75 wt.% Na2SO4 + 25 wt.% K2SO4 film at 900 °C for 100 cycles. Thermogravimetric
technique was used to establish the kinetics of hot corrosion of uncoated and coated superallo ys.
X-ray diffraction, FE-SEM/EDAX and X-ray mapping techniques were used to analyze the
corrosion products for rendering an insight into the corrosion mechanisms. It was observed that
Cr3C2–NiCr-coated superalloys showed better hot-corrosion resistance than the uncoated
superalloys in the presence of 75 wt.% Na2SO4 + 25 wt.% K2SO4 film as a result of the
formation of continuous and protective oxides of chromium, nickel and their spinel, as evident
from the XRD analysis.
Zhu et al.  studied the microstructure of TiC–Fe36Ni composite coatings by detonation-gun
spraying. A kind of Ti–Fe–Ni–C compound powder was prepared b y a novel precursor p yrolysis
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process using ferro-titanium, carbonyl nickel powder and sucrose as raw materials. The powder
had a very compact structure and was uniform in particle size. The TiC–Fe36Ni composite
coatings were simultaneously in-situ synthesized by Reactive Detonation-gun Spraying (RDS)
using these Ti-Fe-Ni-C compound powders. The coatings presented typical morphology of
thermal spraying coatings with two different areas: one was the area of TiC distribution where
the round fine TiC particles (from 300nm to 1μm) were dispersed in the Fe36Ni alloy matrix; the
other was the area of TiC accumulation (from 2 to 4μm). The surface hardness of the composite
coating reached about 94 ± 2(HR15N).
Senderowski et al.  studied the Gas detonation spray forming of Fe–Al coatings in the
presenc e of interlayer. The gas detonation sprayed (GDS) NiAl and NiCr intermediate layers
underneath of the intermetallic Fe–Al type coatings on plain carbon steel substrate form bilayer
coating system interacting with external environment and/or metal elements. The interface la yers
are responsible for hardness, bond strength, thermal stability and adhesive strength of the whole
GDS structure. The physical–chemical properties of the intermediate layers, combined with
unique, very dense and pore free intermetallic Fe–Al coating obtained from self-decomposing
powders resulted in new, beneficial features of the whole GDS structure which became more
complex, enabled independent control of its functional properties and considerably reduced
negative gradients of stress and temperature influencing the substrate and increasing adhesion
strength. The achievement of homogenous and refined structure (comprising of small (< 1 µm)
and equiaxed sized grains) creates a thermal barrier based on high-melting point intermetallic
phases containing Al2O3 ceramics which is responsible for properties of the GDS bilayer
coatings. The ap plicat ion prop erties were in vesti gated an d the s pecific m ul til ayer stru cture of t he
GDS coating was analyzed such as the phase composition, the degree of order, grain
morphology, the quality of substrate/interlayer/external coating bonds, and first of all the
influence of hardness of the NiAl or NiCr intermediate layers on the hardness and thermal
stability of the FeAl coating after gas detonation spraying and additional heating at 750 °C and
950 °C for 10 h.
Performance of plasma sprayed and detonation gun sprayed Cu–Ni–In coatings on Ti–6Al–4V
under plain fatigue and fretting fatigue lo adi n g w a s ev alu ated by Rajasekaran et al. . Cu–Ni–
In powder was coated o n Ti –6Al–4V fati gue test s amples using plasma spra y and detonation gun
(D-gun) spray processes. Coatings were characterized in terms of microstructure, porosity,
microhardness, residual stresses and surface roughness. Uniaxial plain fatigue and fretting tests
were carried out at room temperature on uncoated and coated specimens. D-gun sprayed coating
was dense with lower porosity compared with the plasma sprayed coating. D-gun sprayed
coating was harder than the plasma sprayed coating and substrate because of its higher density
and cohesive strength. Surfaces were very rough in both the coatings. While D-gun sprayed
coating surface had higher compressive residual stresses, plasma sprayed coating surface
exhibited lower values of compressive residual stress es and even ten sile re sidual s tresses. Th e ill
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effect of surface roughness was overcome by the beneficial influence of higher compressive
residual stresses on the surface and higher surface hardness and so the D-gun sprayed samples
exhibited superior plain fatigue lives compared with uncoated specimens. Though the plasma
sprayed samples had relatively lower hardness, higher surface roughness and almost similar
values of residual stresses on the surface compared with the uncoated specimens, they exhibited
longer plain fatigue lives. This may be attributed to the layered structure of the coating. Though
D-gun sprayed samples experienced higher friction forces, they exhibited superior fretting
fatigu e lives due t o the presenc e of higher co mpress ive residu al stress es, higher s urface hardn ess
and higher surface roughness compared with uncoated specimens. The very rough surface of
plasma sprayed samples enhanced their fretting fatigue lives compared with the uncoated
samples. Higher surface hardness and higher compressive residual stress of the D-gun sprayed
specimens were responsible for their superior fretting fatigue lives compared with the plasma
Yuan et al .  investigated the Oxidation behavior of thermal barrier coatings with HVOF and
detonation-sprayed NiCrAlY bondcoats. The high-velocity oxygen-fuel (HVOF) t echnolo gy was
employed to deposit the bondcoat of a thermal barrier coating (TBC) system. The isothermal
oxidation rate at 1100 °C of the TBC system with the HVOF bondcoat is two times lower than
that of the TBC system with the detonation-sprayed bondcoat. The better isothermal oxidation
resistance of the TBCs with HVOF sprayed bondcoats demonstrates that unlike alumina
dispersoids in the HVOF sprayed bondcoat, rough surface of the detonation-sprayed bondcoat is
undesirable for the detonation-sprayed TBC system concerning oxidation due to a large specific
surface area and unfavorable oxides on the bondcoat.
The influence of detonation gun sprayed alumina coating on Al–Mg–Si alloy (AA 6063) test
samples subjected to cyclic loading with and without fretting was studied by Rajasekaran et
al.. Coated samples were grounded to have coatings of two different thickness values, 40 and
100 μm. Both 40- and 100-μm-thick coated spe cimens experienced almost the same but slightly
higher friction force compared with uncoated samples. Under plain fatigue loading, 100 μm
coated specimens exhibited inferior lives due to the presence of lower surface compressive
residual stress compared with uncoated and 40-μm-thick coated samples. Under fretting fatigue
loading, uncoated specimens exhibited inferior lives compared with coated samples owing to the
very low hardness of the uncoated specimens (80 against 1020 HV0.2). The reason for the
superior fretting fatigue lives of 40-μm-thick coated samples compared with 100-μm-thick
coated samples was the presence of relatively higher surface compressive residual stress in 40-
μm-thick coated specimens.
Hot corrosion behavior of detonation gun sprayed Cr3C2–NiCr coatings on Ni and Fe-based
super all oys in Na2SO4–60% V 2O5 environment at 900°C was investigated b y Kamal et al..
The deposited coatings on these superalloy substrates exhibit nearly uniform, adherent and dense
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microstructure with porosity less than 0.8%. Thermogravimetry techniqu e was used by authors to
study the high temperature hot corrosion behavior of bare and Cr3C2–NiCr coated sup erall o ys in
molten salt environment (Na2SO4–60% V2O5) at high temperature 900 °C for 100 cycles. The
corrosion products of the detonation gun sprayed Cr3C2–NiCr coatings on superalloys were
analyzed by using XRD, SEM, and FE-SEM/EDAX to reveal their microstructural and
compositional features for elucidating the corrosion mechanisms. It is shown that the Cr3C2–
NiCr coatings on Ni- and Fe-based superalloy substrates are found to be very effective in
decreasing the corrosion rate in the given molten salt environment at 900 °C. Particularly, the
coating deposited on Superfer 800 H showed a better hot corrosion protection as compared to
Superni 75 and Superni 718. The coatings serve as an effective diffusion barrier to preclude the
diffusion of oxygen from the environment into the substrate superalloys. It is concluded that the
hot corrosion resistance of the D-gun sprayed Cr3C2–NiCr coating is due to the formation of
desirable microstructural features such as very low porosity, uniform fine grains, and the flat
splat structures in the coating.
Babu et al.  demonstrated how the microstructure evolution in terms of nature/extent of
decomposition of WC as well as properties of WC–12wt.% Co coatings is critically dependent
on variation of oxygen–fuel (OF) ratio. The coating deposition was c arried out over a wide range
of OF ratios using a detonation spray technique, and particle velocity was measured using a high-
speed particle diagnostics system. The presence of free W and increased W2C phase was
observed under deposition at higher OF ratios of 1.5 or 2.0, and t his was confirmed using XRD,
EBSD and SEM-EDS elemental mapping. In order to obtain representative hardness and
modulus of the as-deposited coatings, careful measurements and analysis of indentation response
(cross-section and surface) were carried out using nanoindentation and Vickers hardness testers.
Based on exp erimental r esult s, a maj or em phasi s h as been put forward to establ ish a p roces sin g–
structure–property correlation for detonation sprayed WC–12Co coatings.
Park et al.  studied the m echanical properties and microstructure evolution of the nano WC–
Co coatings fabricated by detonation gun spraying with post heat treatment. The thermal
behavior of WC particles in the coatings was also investigated. WC–Co coatings containing nano
carbide particles in the 100–200 nm range were fabricated by detonation gun spraying.
Considerable phase decomposition of WC to W2C and amorphous phase was detected, which
degrades the mechanical properties of coatings. In order to improve the mechanical properties of
the coatings by recovery of dissociated carbide phases, post heat treatment was conducted in an
Ar environment in the temperature range of 400–900 °C. Microhardness and fracture toughness
were meas ured by Vicke rs indentati on testing and wear resistan ce was also eval uated by usin g a
scratch tester. Phase evolution and microstructural changes due to post heat treatment were
investigated by optical microscopy, X-ray diffractometry and field-emission scanning electron
microscopy. After heat treatment in all temperature ranges, microhardness increased. Fracture
toughness and wear resistance of coatings were increased by increasing temperature to 800 °C
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but decreased after heat treatment at 900 °C. Amorphous phase disappeared and other carbide
phases such as W3Co3C and W6Co6C formed during heat treatment above 700 °C.
Structure, mechanical and sliding wear properties of WC–Co/MoS2–Ni coatings by detonation
gun spray were investigated by Du et al. . A series of WC–Co/MoS2–Ni coatings were
deposited by detonation gun (D-gun) spray, using a commercial WC–Co powder and a MoS2–Ni
powder, with a proper spray condition in view of both powders. The structures, mechanical and
sliding wear properties of these coatings were characterized. The results by SEM, EMPA, XRD
and XRF indicate that the MoS2 composition was kept and distributed homogeneously in the
WC–Co/MoS2–Ni coatings with its content little higher than the feed powder. The results also
indicated that hardness, fracture toughness and adhesion of the WC–Co/MoS2–Ni coatings
decrease with the increasing MoS2 content in the coating, while porosity and roughness the
same, comparing with a pure WC–Co coating deposited under the same condition. Authors
found that this WC–Co/MoS2–Ni coating possesses self-lubricating property. Furthermore, the
MoS2 composition in the WC–Co/MoS2–Ni coatings shows a contribution in lowering wear rate
under dry sliding conditions when its content is lower than 4.9 wt.%. However, the wear rate was
higher when the content is 7.2 wt.%, which indicate that the MoS2 content should be proper for
an improvement of the D-gun sprayed WC–Co/MoS2–Ni coating on wear resistance.
Microstructure dependent erosion in Cr 3C2–20(NiCr) coating deposited by a detonation gun was
analyzed by Murthy et al. . The coated samples were heat-treated at 600 °C for 11/2 h and
allowed to cool in air. A systematic microstructural study was carried out using SEM and TEM
to understand the microstructural changes. The mechanical properties like hardness, indentation
fracture toughness and adhesion strength of the coating in the as-sprayed and heat-treated
conditions were also determined. The change in solid particle erosion of the coating was
correlated with the microstructural and subsequent mechanical property changes. It was observed
that exposure of the as-sprayed coating to elevated temperature improves the wear resistance.
Authors concluded that crystallisation of the amorphous phase into nanocrystalline composite
combined with better bonding between the adjacent splats through sintering contributes to
improved hardness, fracture toughness and wear resistance of the heat-treated coating. The
deformation characteristics of the binder phase, amorphous vis-à-vis crystalline, also influence
the wear behaviour of the coating.
A study on phase stability of as sprayed Alumina-13 wt.% Titania coatings grown by detonation
gun and plasma spraying on low alloy steel substrates was observed by Venkataraman et al.
. AT-13 wt.% type powders, depending on the process used for spraying has shown variable
type of resultant phases in the as sprayed conditions. In a detonation gun process it app eared that
freezing of the molten plume with the same composition as the liquid was possible, in contrast to
this in a typical plasma spraying process preferential evaporation and phase separation of the
solute from the molten plume was prevalent. These variations to the solidification paths has
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resulted in a totally metastable γ phase in the former process and in the latter process
heterogeneous nucleation of α phase in addition to the normal nucleation of metastable γ phase
was observed. In all cases the titanium present in the solute appears to be merely trapped in the
metastable γ phase and a newer type of metastable “X” phase which has high solubility for
titanium, as reported in the literature, did not form in any of the processes studied. The im posed
rapid solidification condition had caused all the phases stabilized to be of nanocrystalline sizes
which could be verified by Hall–Williamson analysis. Owing to the solute trapping of titanium
the lattice of metastable γ phase was severely micro strained and titanium cation was nearly
insoluble in α phase.
Oliker et al.  studied the Formation of detonation coatings based on titanium aluminide
alloys and aluminium titanate ceramic sprayed from mechanically alloyed powders Ti—Al .The
powders were prepared by milling of TiAl (γ) ingot and mechanical alloying of the Ti and Al
elementary powders. The application of the nanocomposite powder materials which were
activated by the mechanical alloying made the phase formation process in the coatings more
universal and adjustable due to more active and sensitive response of powder material to a gas
environment. Authors presented that from the mechanically alloyed powder Ti–50Al, it is
possible to consolidate by the detonation spraying method the ceramic coating based on the
compound Al2TiO5 at oxidizing influence of the working gas environment on the powder.
Coating based on the titanium aluminides with inclusions TiN can be formed at nitriding
influence of the working gas environment on the powder. At the use of the cast microsize
powder TiAl (γ), its phase composition is inherited by the coating.
Rajasekaran et al.  studied the effect of detonation gun sprayed Cu–Ni–In coating on plain
fatigue and fretting fatigue behaviour of Al–Mg–Si alloy. Coated samples were characterized
with reference to the microstructure, porosity, residual stresses, microhardness and surface
roughness. Plain fatigue (without fretting) and fretting fatigue tests were carried out at room
temperature on uncoated and coated specimens. The detonation gun spray process resulted in a
dense coating of almost uniform deposition with low porosity (0.3%) and good adhesion between
the substrate and the coating. Under plain fatigue loading 40 μm thick coated samples exhibited
superior lives compared with uncoated and 100 μm thick coated specimens due to the presence
of higher surface compressive residual stress in the former. Delamination-induced failure
resulted in inferior lives of 100 μm thick coated specimens. Under fretting fatigue deformation
40 μm thick coated specimens exhibited superior lives compared with 100 μm thick coated
samples owing to higher compressive residual stress at the surface and better interfacial
adhesion. At 120 MPa stress level 40 μm thick coated specimens exhibited superior fretting
fatigu e li fe com p ared wi th unco ated sam pl e and at s tres s l evel s above 120 MP a th e con verse was
true. This was attributed to interface cracking at higher stress levels.
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Murthy et al.  analyzed the abrasive wear behaviour of WC–CoCr and Cr3C2–20(NiCr)
deposited by HVOF and detonation spray processes. The abrasion tests were done usin g a three-
body solid particle rubber wheel test rig using silica grits as the abrasive medium. Authors found
that the DS coating performs slightly better than the HVOF coating possibly due to the higher
residual compressive stresses induced by the former process and WC-based coating has higher
wear resistance in comparison to Cr3C2-based coating. Also, the thermally sprayed carbide-
based coatings have excellent wear resistance with respect to the hard chrome coatings.
Ke et al .  studied the thermal barrier coatings deposited by detonation gun spraying on a Ni-
base superalloy, M38G. The thermal conductivity of freestanding YSZ coatings and the thermal
shock behaviors of TBCs system were studied. The results showed that the D-gun sprayed TBC
had a very low thermal conductivity of 1.0–1.4 W/m K, close to that of the plasma sprayed YSZ
coatings and much lower than their EB-PVD counterparts. The TBCs exhibited excellent
resistance to thermal shock up to 400 cycles of 1050 °C to room temperature (forced air cooling)
+200 cycles of 1100 °C to room temperature (forced water quenching). Authors discussed the
damage evolution mode of TBC system during the thermal cycling in the light of the features of
microstructural development and phase changes.
Influence of process variables on the qualities of detonation gun sprayed WC–Co coatings was
analyzed by Du et al. . Experimental results were presented in terms of the structure,
including surface roughness, XRD patterns and porosity, as well as adhesion strength, hardness,
and fracture toughness of D-gun-sprayed WC–Co coatings as a function of spraying distance
from nozzle exit to substrate and ratio of O2:C2H2. Authors found that both the spraying
parameters influence structure and properties of D-gun-sprayed WC–Co coatings. The
decarburization of WC–Co powders during the spraying was little even when the highest
oxyge n –fuel ratio was employed. When the higher oxygen–fuel ratio was employed, hardness
and adhesion increase, while, porosity and fracture toughness decrease, which can be attributed
to the higher temperature and velocit y feed powders obtained from the detonation wave. On the
other hand, denser microst ructure, higher adhesion st rength and hi gher har dness appear when the
coating was deposited at spraying distance of 110–20 mm, while fracture toughness is a little
lower, which may come from the best compromise of decreasing velocity and lagging of heat
transfer process for the particles to obtain a good molten state.
Sundararajan et al.  studied about the importance of process parameters on the tribological
behaviour of detonation sprayed coatings. The tribological performance of thermal spray
coatings depends on a host of properties like coating composition, nature of phases and their
distribution, microstructure, porosity and residual stress. All these properties, in turn, determine
the hardness of the coating, which is conventionally used as the primary correlating parameter
for evaluating wear resistance. To assess such an interrelationship in the case of detonation
spra yed coatings, large vari eties of coat ings and each coati ng over a ran ge of pro cess param eters
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were deposited utilizing the detonation spra y (DS) coating technique. The resulting coatings (94
in all) have been characterized in terms of phase content and distribution, porosity,
microhardness, and evaluated for erosion, abrasion and sliding wear resistance An a lysi s of the
data obtained clearly points to the fact that the coatings are substantially poorer than bulk
material of identical composition and that the hardness and tribological properties of the coatings
are more strongly influenced by the coating process parameters themselves rather than
microstructural parameters like phase content and distribution, porosity, etc.
Reaction of ZrO2–CaO–ZrSiO4 and ZrO2–Y2O3–ZrSiO4 detonation thermal sprayed coatings
with manganese oxide at 1273 K was investigated by Gao . Phase transformations and the
reaction of ZrO2–CaO–ZrS iO4 and/or ZrO2–Y2O3–ZrSiO4 coatings with manganese oxide at
1273 K were investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy
(SEM). SiO2 phase formed in the coatings, mainly due to the decomposition of ZrSiO4. SiO2
reacts easily with manganese oxide or calcium oxide. The reaction between SiO2 and MnO
primary o ccu rred in the ZrO 2–Y2O3–ZrSiO4 coatings and result in the damage or exfoliation on
the surface of a coating.
Wu et al.  studied the high temperature properties of thermal barrier coatings obtained by
detonation spraying. NiCrAlY/YPSZ and NiCrAlY/NiAl/YPSZ thermal barrier coatings (TBCs)
were successfully deposited by detonation spraying. The results indicated that the detonation
sprayed TBCs included a uniform ceramic coat containing a few microcracks and a bond coat
with a rough surface. The lamellar structure and the presence of cracks and impurities could
reduce the thermal conductivity of the ceramic coat. Oxidation kinetics at 1000–1150 °C of
detonation sprayed TBCs have been measured and discussed by authors. The role of a Ni–Al
intermediate layer in improving the oxidation resistance of duplex TBCs has also been studied.
Oxidation behavior of such coatings was also studied by Y. N. Wu et al. . The oxidation
behaviors of detonation sprayed TBCs at 1000 and 1100 °C were studied. The results indicated
that the detonation sprayed TBCs were uniform and dense, with a few microcracks in the
ceramic coats and a rough surface of bond coats. At the high temperature, the dense detonation
sprayed ceramic coats with low porosity could obviously decrease the diffusive channels for
oxygen and reduce the oxygen pressure (P2) at the ceramic/bond coat interface. Under the
lower oxygen pressure at the interface, it was advantageous to the formation of a continuous
protective Al2O3 layer and the growth of a thermally grown oxide layer (TGO) obeyed the fourth
Evaluation of functionally graded thermal barrier coatings fabricated by detonation gun spray
technique was done by Kim et al. . FGM TBCs were sprayed in the form of multi-layered
coatings with a compositional gradient along the thickness direction. The gradient ranged from
100% NiCrAlY metal on the substrate to a 100% ZrO2–8 wt.% Y2O3 ceramic for the topcoat,
and consisted of a finely mixed microstructure of metals and ceramics with no obvious interfaces
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between the layers. In the FGM layer of the FGM TBCs, the ceramics and metals maintained
their individual properties without any phase transformation during the spraying process.
Thermal shock properties of FGM TBCs were also investigated and the data obtained were
compared with those for traditional duplex TBCs.
Cetegen et al.  studied the deposition of multilayered alumina-titania coatings by detonation
waves. Multi-l a yered alumina–titania coatings were formed from conventional and nano-
structured powders by detonation technique. Alternate layers of the developed coatings contain
partially melted nano-structured material. Authors evaluated that microhardness across the
coating thickness exhibits high and low values for the conventional and the nano-structured
Zhang et al.  investigated 10500C isothermal oxidation behavior of detonation gun sprayed
NiCrAlY coating. NiCrAlY coating was deposited on a single crystal Ni-base superalloy by
detonation gun spraying. By means of XRD, SEM and EDS, isothermal oxidation behavior of
the coatings at 1050 °C were studied. The results showed that detonation gun sprayed NiCrAlY
coatings held a favorable oxidation resistance. Their oxidation kinetics at 1050 °C obeyed the
parabolic law. α-Al2O3 scale was formed on the coating surface and kept almost intact after
oxidation for 300 h. Internal oxidation led to the formation of Al2O3 at the coating/substrate
interface, and needlelike (Al, N) compounds appeared in the undersurface area of the substrate.
Semenov and Cetegen [ 39] studied the deposition of nano-structured alumina–titania coatings by
detonation waves. Experiments involved entrainment of conventional (Metco 130) and nano-
structured/agglomerated alumina–titania powders with particle size distributions between 10 and
120 μm into the convective flow behind detonation waves. A stoichiometric mixture of
acetylene–ox ygen was utilized in these experiments. Small quantities of powder (0.8–1.2 g) were
placed in the detonation tube at fixed distances from the deposition location. The variation of the
initial powder location along the detonation tube allowed different residence times of particles in
the flow before deposition, thus allowing variation of the thermal and kinetic states of the
particles prior to deposition. Authors presented result in terms of the microstructure of the
deposited coatings and coating micro-hardness . The coati ng characteriz ation was performed as a
function of the initial powder location. It was found that the cross-sections of the coatings
contained significant regions with feature sizes of several hundred nanometers. Due to the low
temperatures and high velocities attained by particles in the detonation process, coating structure
is quite different than those obtained in plasma deposition. Results from modeling of particle
motion and heat-up suggest that different size powder particles are accelerated and heated-up at
different rates in the detonation process. Small particles are more rapidly accelerated and reach
higher temperatures as compared to the larger sizes. This leads to upper layers of the coatings
having the larger particles that may have very little or no melting versus lower layers of the
coating consisting of small particles that undergo significant melting. Authors found the un-
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melted portions containing significant nano-structure from the feedstock material to be mostly
responsible for the retained nano-stru cture. Coating micro-hardness was found to increase with
the increasing stand-off distance between the initial powder location and the deposition point.
For each sample, higher hardness values were fou nd in the lower la yers of the coating consisting
of melted regions. Metco 130 detonation coatings exhibited a stronger dependence of micro-
hardness on the stand-off distance between the initial powder and the deposition location as
compared to the nano-structured powder. Detonation coatings generated from nano-structured
powder have consistently 30–60% higher micro-hardness values above those for typical plasma
coatings utilizing the same material.
Effect of grinding on the erosion behavior of a WC-Co-Cr coating deposited by HVOF and
detonation gun spray process was investigated by Murthy et al. . Comparison has also been
brought out between two high velocit y coating processes namely high velocity oxy-fuel (HV OF)
and detonation gun spray process (DS). A WC–10Co–4Cr powder was sprayed on a medium
carbon steel using the above mentioned high velocity spray processes. Some of the coated
specimens were further ground by a diamond wheel with controlled parameters. The coating in
both ‘as-coated’ and ‘as -ground’ conditions has been tested for solid particle erosion behaviour.
The erosion experi men ts were c arri ed o ut us ing an air -jet erosion test rig with silica erodents at a
velocity of 80 m/s. It has been found that surface grinding improved the erosion resistance.
Authors presented detailed characterisation of the WC–Co–Cr coating in both ‘as-coated’ and
‘as-ground’ form. A detailed analysis indicated that the increase in residual stress in the ground
specimen is a possible cause for the improvement in erosion resistance.
Saravanan et al.  studied the influence of process variables on the quality of detonation gun
sprayed alumina coatings. The Coating experiments were conducted, using a Taguchi-full
factorial (L16) design parametric study, to optimize the D-gun spray process parameters. Four
selected important spraying parameters were considered in their upper and lower levels of the
predefined range according to the test matrix, in order to display the range of processing
conditions and their effect on the coating quality. Optical microscopy, scanning electron
microscopy, X-ray diffracti on, image analysis and hardness testing was used for characterization.
Coating qualities are discussed with respect to surface roughness, hardness, porosity and
microstructure. The attributes of the coatings are correlated with the changes in operating
parameters and their relative importance and contribution ratios to overall variance are
calculat ed .
Wang et al.  studied the Cr 3C2-NiCr detonation spray coating. The detonation spray coating
was used to tr y and protect the conticast er rolls. Using the ortho gonal test, suitable technological
parameters were obtained. Authors found that the coatings processed were dense with good
bonding to substrate as well as high resistance to high temperature oxidation and wear. Reports
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from the in-service test at Bao Shan Steel Company indicated that the Cr3C2–NiCr detonation
spray coating produced by authors has at least doubled the roll life.
Direct morphological comparison of vaccum plasma sprayed and detonation gun sprayed
hydroxyapatite coatings for orthopaedic applications was done by Gledhill et al. .
Hydroxyapatite coatings on titanium substrates were produced using two thermal spray
techniques—vacuum plasma spraying and detonation gun spraying. X-ray diffraction was used
to compare crystallinity and residual stresses in the coatings. Porosity was measured using
optical microscopy in conjunction with an image analysis system. Scanning electron microscopy
and surface roughness measurements were used to characterise the surface morphologies of the
coatings. The vacuum plasma sprayed coatings were found to have a lower residual stress, a
higher crystallinity and a higher level of porosity than the detonation gun coatings. Authors
concluded that consideration needs to be given to the significance of such variations within the
A research on detonation gun coating with Fe-SiC composite powders mechanically activated
was done by Jia et al. . The Fe–SiC composite powder prepared by the mechanical activation
process has be en used fo r coat i n g on materials wi th the detonation gun (D-gun) machine in ord er
to develop a new way for coating. Authors found that the coating layer has fine, homogeneous,
dense structure and good wear resistance. The r es ults of SEM and X-ray diffract ion (XRD) s how
that some reactions happened between Fe and SiC during the D-gun coating, the Fe–Si
compounds formed and SiC strength the coating layer. It was proved that the technology
combined mechanical alloying with D-gun coating is a new method for surface modification.
Multilayer coating by continuous detonation system spray technique was studied by Fagoaga et
al. . A multilayer coating of chromium oxide/chromium carbide for erosion–corrosion
protection of furnace boiler-walls was produced by thermal spray continuous detonation system
(CDS) technique. These composite coatings presented a mi crostructu re made b y alternate ph ases
of chromium carbide cermet and oxides resulting from preferential oxidation of chromium
compounds. Authors discussed the mechanisms for the generation of such mixed structure.
Produced coatings were characterized by electron probe microanalysis, X-ray diffraction and
ultramicrohardness techniques, combined with traditional procedures of metallographic
preparation, quantitative image analysis, and microhardness testing.
Ahmed and Hadfield  investigated the rolling contact fatigue performance of detonation gun
coated elements. A modified four ball machine which simulates a rolling element bearing was
used to examine the coating performance and failure modes in a conventional steel ball bearing
and hybrid ceramic bearing configurations. Tungsten carbide (WC-15% Co) and aluminium
oxide (Al2O3) were thermally sprayed using a super D-Gun (SDG2040) on M-50 bearing steel
subst rate in the geometri cal shape of a cone. A coated cone replaced the upper ball that contacts
with three lower balls. The rolling contact fatigue (RCF) tests were performed under immersed
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lubricated conditions using two different lubricants. Fati gue failure modes were observed usin g a
scanning electron microscope. Microhardness measurements of the coating and the substrate and
elastohydrodynamic fluid film thickness results are included. Authors found the requirement for
significant optimization of the coating before use in rolling element bearing applications. The
coating was fractured in a delamination mode. Authors found that an optimization in coating
process is required before these coatings can be used for rolling contact applications. WC-Co
coatings performed better than Al2O3 coatings in rolling contact.
Wood et al.  studied the sand erosion performance of detonation gun applied tungsten
carbide/ co balt-chromium coatings. Study was undertaken using a sand/water jet impingement
rig. Authors found that the erosion rate of spra yed compared to sintered tungsten carbide-cobal t-
chrome was similar for low energy impacts but the sintered material outperforms by 4 times the
sprayed material for high energy impacts. This reflects the anisotropic microstructure of the
thermally sprayed coating with preferred crack propagation parallel to the coating surface
followed by crack interlinking and spalling. This is the dominant erosion mechanism present. A
minor erosion mechanism consists of micro-cutting and ploughing at low angles of particle
impact. The coatings have a relatively high density of defects including thermal stress induced
transverse cracks, voids, oxides, and grit blasting remnants. Such defects were shown which
accelerat e the erosion process considerabl y because they aid crack initiation and growth leading
to partial, mono or multi-splat spalling of loose material. The influence of slurry jet angle was
found to be more pronounced under low energy conditions where maximum erosion occurred at
90° and the minimum at 30° in contrast to t he high energy erosion rates w hich were independent
of jet angle. Authors found that this was due to the lower levels of fluctuating stresses imparted
to the coating during low energy impacts leading to the impact angle having a greater effect on
sub critical growth rate than for the high energy conditions.
Li and Ohmori  examined the lamellar structure of a detonation gun spra yed Al 2O3 coating.
The structural features of a detonation gun spra yed Al 2O3 coating was exami ned using a cop per
electrop lating technique. Authors revealed that the detonation gun sprayed Al2O3 coating has a
typical layer structure similar to that of coatings deposited using other thermal spraying
processes. Despite having the highest particle velocity of the thermal spraying processes,
lamellar bonding at the interfaces between flattened particles in detonation gun sprayed Al2O3
coatings was very poor. The mean bonding ratio of bonded interface area to apparent bonding
interface for a typical detonation gun Al2O3 coating is about 10%, which is less than one-third
the valu e for a t ypical pl as ma-sprayed Al2O3 coating. However, the high particle velocity results
in the formation of a rough surface on the spray splat, which may be effective in enhancing
interlocking between flattened particles.
Detonation gun-sprayed cermet coatings containing complex ternary transition metal borides as
hard particles dispersed in a stainless steel or nickel-based superalloy matrix have been
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characterized by Keranen et al. to ascertain the effects of crystallinity and distribution of
hard particles on the wear properties. Optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM),
X-ray diffraction (XRD) and analytical transmission electron microscopy (AEM) were used for
characterization. Moreover, abrasive wear resistance of coatings was evaluated with a rubber
wheel abrasion testing system.
The wear and friction behaviors of detonation-gun- (D-gun) and plasma-sprayed hard coatings
were investigated by Yinglong  under dry sliding conditions. The coating materials studied
included Cr2O3, WC-12%Co, WC-20%Co, Al2O3, TiO2, Al2O3-40%TiO2, TiC-20%Ni and
Cr3C2-25%NiCr. Sintered WC-6%Co and steel MoCN315M were also investigated as
references. Scanning electron microscopy analysis was carried out to study the wear
mechanisms. Authors found that D-gun-sprayed hard coatings had higher hardness, density and
wear resistance than the corresponding plasma-sprayed coatings. D-gun-sprayed Cr2O3 showed
the highest wear resistance. The wear resistance of D-gun-spra yed Cr 2O3 was even higher than
that of sintered WC-6%Co.
Ningkang et al.  studied the electron beam treatment of detonation-sprayed Stellite coatings.
After detailed microstructural and microchemical studies of the coatings authors found that the
degree of enhancement of chemical homogeneit y in the coatings, the elimination of porosity and
impurities, and the development of metallurgical bonding at the coating-substrate interface with
consequent improvement in coating adhesion were all dependent on the selection of the electron
beam processing parameters.
5. CONCLUSIO N
Detonation sprayed coatings can play important role in protecting materials and alloys from wear
and corrosion phenomena.
Work has been done b y various researchers to in vestigate the performance of detonation spra yed
coatings. However more research is needed to evaluate the performance of detonation sprayed
coatings in actual environment. Process parameters of detonation spraying influence the
microstructure, mechanical and other properties of the coatings. Research is needed in
optimization of the process parameters of detonation spraying process. Detonation gun
separation device designed by researchers resulted in good performance of the detonation gun
spraying in high performance requirement. More improvement can be done in the design of
detonation gun spra ying device. Little work is done in field of using nano structured powder with
detonation spraying. More work is needed in using of nanostructured powder for coating by
detonation spraying for wear and corrosion resistance.
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