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Ethylene Methacrylic Acid (EMAA) Single Splat Morphology

IRIS, Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, PO Box 218, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA
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Coatings 2013, 3(2), 82-97;
Received: 9 April 2013 / Revised: 3 June 2013 / Accepted: 4 June 2013 / Published: 14 June 2013
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A single splat is the building block of a thermal spray coating; thus, investigating single splats is essential to understanding thermal spray coatings and their properties. In this study, the morphology of flame sprayed ethylene methacrylic acid (EMAA) splats, deposited at various stand-off distances (SODs) onto glass and mild steel substrates were investigated using a scanning electron microscope, Leica M Stereo-microscope, the WYKO surface profiler and the ContourGT surface profiler. This work analyzed the effect of the process variables on EMAA splat morphology. The modeling of the temperature versus velocity (TV) map, the temperature versus stand-off distance (TS) map and the velocity versus stand-off distance (VS) map of EMAA single splat were presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: EMAA; splats; wettability; roughness; morphology; thermal spray EMAA; splats; wettability; roughness; morphology; thermal spray

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Xie, W.; Wang, J.; Berndt, C.C. Ethylene Methacrylic Acid (EMAA) Single Splat Morphology. Coatings 2013, 3, 82-97.

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