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High Temperature Material Processes: An International Quarterly of High-Technology Plasma Processes
SJR: 0.137 SNIP: 0.341 CiteScore™: 0.43

ISSN Druckformat: 1093-3611
ISSN Online: 1940-4360

High Temperature Material Processes: An International Quarterly of High-Technology Plasma Processes

DOI: 10.1615/HighTempMatProc.v7.i2.110
7 pages


N. Branland
C.E.A. Le Ripault, B.P. 16, 37260 Monts, France
Erick Meillot
CEA/DAM Le Ripault, BP 16 - 37260 Monts - France
Francois Gitzhofer
Plasma Technology Research Centre (CRTP), Department of Chemical Engineering University de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke (Quebec) CANADA J1K 2R1
Maher I. Boulos
Department of Chemical Engineering University of Sherbrooke, 2500 Blvd. de lUniversite Sherbrooke J1К 2R1, PQ - Canada
Pierre Fauchais
Laboratoire Sciences des Procedes Ceramiques et de Traitements de Surface UMR CNRS 6638 University of Limoges 123 avenue Albert Thomas, 87060 LIMOGES - France


The electrical resistivity of titanium dioxide coatings produced by air plasma spraying has been investigated. It is well known that the quality and properties of plasma-sprayed coatings are strongly dependent on the in-flight particle characteristics. The spray parameters such as arc current intensity, total gas flow rate and powder size distribution were changed to understand the influence of these parameters on the particle characteristics before impact and consequently on the microstructure and electrical properties.
The particle states at impact were found to vary strongly with the particle size distribution as revealed by the in-flight characterizations. Small particles were shown to melt more completely in the plasma whereas coarse particles result in a poor microstructure because of the lowering in the particle melting extent. However, the particle parameters influence also the stoichiometry of the ТiO2 coatings making difficult the direct correlation between the microstructure and electrical properties of titanium dioxide coatings.