FeCrAlY coatings deposited on the outer surface of the cladding tube by the magnetron sputtering with varying bias voltages (0 V to −500 V) were corroded at 550°C to 600°C in oxygen-saturated and oxygen-poor lead-bismuth eutectic for 500 h to 1,000 h. The increased bias voltage led to the Al content decreased and the Y content increased. The coating changed from columnar crystals to equiaxed crystals with increased bias voltage. The decreased bias voltage makes an improved corrosion resistance. The fundamental process governing the evolution of microstructure and corrosion resistance in the FeCrAlY coatings was discussed.

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