This paper describes the results of the first phase of the study preparation, structure and properties of coatings modification of black chromium oxide on copper, aluminium, iron and zirconium tubes for solar collectors. The coatings are prepared by plasma spraying of liquid chromate method which is known as Liquid precursor plasma spraying. Coatings have the function of an energy trap for thermal radiation wavelengths of 1 µm - 3 µm i.e. in the IR region. At the same time, the coating increases the corrosion resistance of metal substrates. The nanometric structure and thickness of the coating depend of the feeding distance and the concentration of chromate precursors. For the deposition of nanometric splats of melt chromiumIII oxide, a new type of feeder that injects precursors into the water stabilized thermal plasma produced by the WSP® generator has been developed.Keywords: Solar collector, black chromia, plasma spraying
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