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Defect Clustering and Nano-Phase Structure Characterization of Multi-Component Rare Earth Oxide Doped Zirconia-Yttria Thermal Barrier CoatingsAdvanced oxide thermal barrier coatings have been developed by incorporating multi-component rare earth oxide dopants into zirconia-yttria to effectively promote the creation of the thermodynamically stable, immobile oxide defect clusters and/or nano-scale phases within the coating systems. The presence of these nano-sized defect clusters has found to significantly reduce the coating intrinsic thermal conductivity, improve sintering resistance, and maintain long-term high temperature stability. In this paper, the defect clusters and nano-structured phases, which were created by the addition of multi-component rare earth dopants to the plasma-sprayed and electron-beam physical vapor deposited thermal barrier coatings, were characterized by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The defect cluster size, distribution, crystallographic and compositional information were investigated using high-resolution TEM lattice imaging, selected area diffraction (SAD), electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) analysis techniques. The results showed that substantial defect clusters were formed in the advanced multi-component rare earth oxide doped zirconia- yttria systems. The size of the oxide defect clusters and the cluster dopant segregation was typically ranging from 5 to 50 nm. These multi-component dopant induced defect clusters are an important factor for the coating long-term high temperature stability and excellent performance.
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Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Zhu, Dongming
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Chen, Yuan L.
(QSS Group, Inc. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Miller, Robert A.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Subject Category
Solid-State Physics
Meeting Information
Meeting: 27th Annual International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites
Location: Cocoa Beach, FL
Country: United States
Start Date: January 26, 2003
End Date: January 31, 2003
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 22-714-04-05
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Public Use Permitted.
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