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Coatings 2019, 9(2), 138; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings9020138

Effect of Different Types of Pores on Thermal Conductivity of YSZ Thermal Barrier Coatings

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The State Key Lab of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Science, Shanghai 200050, China
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Center of Materials Science and Optoelectronics Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
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Received: 23 January 2019 / Revised: 12 February 2019 / Accepted: 15 February 2019 / Published: 20 February 2019
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Abstract

Atmospheric plasma spray (APS) yttria-stabilized zirconia coatings have a complex microstructure with a variety of pores that significantly reduce the thermal conductivity. APS thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) with a similar monoclinic phase were prepared. The pore sizes and distributions of the coatings were obtained by scanning their cross-section via SEM; the scanned areas were over 1 mm × 2 mm and more than 23,000 pores for each coating were analyzed. Multiple linear regression was used to analyze the porosity data and then to determine the quantitative relationship between different types of pores and thermal conductivity. Results revealed that the different pores have different effects on decreasing the thermal conductivity. The small, vertical pores have the biggest effect, while the horizontal pores also play a significant role in decreasing the thermal conductivity. View Full-Text
Keywords: YSZ; thermal conductivity; porosity; APS YSZ; thermal conductivity; porosity; APS
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Huang, Y.; Hu, N.; Zeng, Y.; Song, X.; Lin, C.; Liu, Z.; Zhang, J. Effect of Different Types of Pores on Thermal Conductivity of YSZ Thermal Barrier Coatings. Coatings 2019, 9, 138.

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