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Plasma Spray Coating: Principles and Applications, 2nd Edition

Plasma Spray Coating: Principles and Applications, 2nd Edition

Robert B. Heimann

ISBN: 978-3-527-32050-9 June 2008 449 Pages


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This second edition has 20% more scope, with four completely new chapters and eight existing ones completely revised to include more modeling, more industrial examples, new coating types, and new medical applications.
Combining theory and practice from design to application, the monograph continues to provide a state-of-the-art treatise on plasma spray technology, beginning with the principles and techniques. Successive chapters treat the three important stages of energy transfer from the plasma to the surface, with modeling, depositing, testing and applying ceramic and metallic coatings covered in the shape of industrial problem solution examples. Concluding with quality control and a new section on biomedical issues and opportunities, the book offers pertinent knowledge for materials scientists, engineers, biologists and medical researchers alike.

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I. Scope and Introduction
Coatings in the Industrial Environment
Surface Coating Techniques
Brief History of Thermal Spraying
Synergistic Nature of Coatings
Applications of Thermally Sprayed Coatings
II. Principles of Thermal Spraying
Characterization of Flame versus Plasma Spraying
Concept of Energy Transfer Processes
Unique Features of the Plasma Spray Process
III. The First Energy Transfer Process: Electron-Gas Interaction
The Plasma State
Plasma Generation
Design of Plasmatrons
Plasma Diagnostics: Temperature, Enthalpy, and Velocity Measurements
IV. The Second Energy Transfer Process: Plasma-Particle Interaction
Injection of Powders
Feed Material Characteristics
Momentum Transfer
Heat Transfer
Particle Diagnostics: Velocity, Temperature, and Number Densities
V. The Third Energy Transfer Process: Particle-Substrate Interaction
Basic Considerations
Estimation of Particle Number Density
Momentum Transfer from Particles to Substrate
Heat Transfer from Particles to Substrate
Coating Diagnostics: Microstructure, Porosity, Adhesion, and Residual Stresses
VI. Modeling and Numerical Simulation
Plasma Properties
Plasma-Particle Interactions
Plasma-Substrate Interactions
VII. Solutions to Industrial Problems (1): Structural Coatings
Carbide Coatings
Nitride Coatings
Oxide Coatings
Metallic Coatings
Diamond Coatings
VIII. Solutions to Industrial Problems (2): Functional Coatings
Thermal and Chemical Barrier Coatings
Conducting and Superconducting Coatings
Dielectric Coatings
Electro- and Photocatalytic Coatings
IX. Solution to Medical Problems: Bioceramic Coatings
Essential Properties of Bioconductive Coatings
Structure and Crystal Chemistry of Hydroxyapatite
Melting, Decomposition, and Solidification of Hydroxyapatite
Bioinert Bond Coats
In Vitro and In Vivo Performance of Coatings
X. Quality Control and Assurance Procedures
XI. Design of Novel Coatings
XII. Future Developments and Outlook
* 20% more scope
* four new chapters
* complete revision of the existing eight chapters
* includes more modelling, more industrial examples, new coating types, and new medical applications
"Not only does it provide the reader with a solid foundation of the underlying fundamentals of plasma spray technology to date for use in making better application design choices, it provides a wealth of practical information as well." (IEEE Electrical Insultaion Magazine, April 2010)