Plasma characteristics and coating microstructures of yttria stabilized zirconia during plasma spray physical vapor deposition

Plasma spray physical vapor deposition (PS-PVD) is a promising technique used to manufacture strain tolerant and non-line-of-sight thermal barrier coatings (TBC). It bridges the gap between conventional plasma spraying and electron beam physical vapor deposition (EB-PVD). In this study, the effect of different compositions of Ar/He plasma on particle… (More)