SUSPENSION PLASMA SPRAYING OF SUB-STOICHIOMETRIC TITANIA BY HYBRID WATER/ARGON STABILIZED PLASMA TORCH

1 MUŠÁLEK Radek
Co-authors:
1 CTIBOR Pavel 1 MEDŘICKÝ Jan 1 TESAŘ Tomáš 1 KOTLAN Jiří 1 LUKÁČ František
Institution:
1 Institute of Plasma Physics CAS, v.v.i., Prague, Czech Republic, EU
Conference:
26th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, May 24th - 26th 2017
Proceedings:
Proceedings 26th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials
Pages:
1388-1393
ISBN:
978-80-87294-79-6
ISSN:
2694-9296
Published:
9th January 2018
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.
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Abstract

In this study, suspension plasma spraying of sub-stoichiometric titania was attempted using hybrid water/argon stabilized plasma torch (WSP-H). Porous coatings with fine cauliflower-like columnar microstructure were successfully deposited in two separate experiments with different power levels of the plasma torch. In both cases, high solid-load content (40 wt. %) of the water-based suspension resulted in considerable coating thickness increase per deposition cycle. Coating annealing and partial remelting of the surface asperities were also achieved by additional pass of plasma torch in front of the coating surface. According to X-ray diffraction, all coatings consisted dominantly of rutile phase. Detailed microscopic observation of the as-sprayed and annealed deposits showed that the local coloration of the coating (ranging from dark blue to beige) was driven by the local overheating of the rough coating surface which could also promote the oxygen intake. Moreover, sample annealing was also observed to increase the sample reflectivity as observed by UV-VIS-NIR scanning spectrophotometry.

Keywords: Thermal spraying, plasma spraying, titania, suspension, liquid feedstock, WSP-H
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