MRS Proc. 2000 DOI: 10.1557/proc-624-181 View full text
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S. Sampath, H. Herman, A. Patel, R. Gambino, R. Greenlaw, E. Tormey

Abstract: Thermal Spray is a directed spray process, in which material, generally in molten form, is accelerated to high velocities, impinging upon a substrate, where a dense and strongly adhered deposit is rapidly built. In the case of ceramic deposits, it is necessary to bring the particles to well above the melting point, which is achieved by either a combustion flame or a thermal plasma arc. The deposit microstructure and, thus, properties, aside from being dependent on the spray material, rely on the processing par…

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