This chapter describes the microstructural development of plasma-sprayed oxide coatings and relates microstructural details to their mechanical behavior. Specific examples are drawn from experience with aluminum oxide coatings and thermal barrier coatings of yttria stabilized zirconia. Routine metallography was used to investigate the morphology of plasma-sprayed materials.
Proceedings of the International Conference, 'Ultrastructure processing of ceramics, glasses and composites', Gainesville, Florida, United States, 13-17 February 1983 / Larry L. Hench and Donald R. Ulrich (eds.),