Plasma-sprayed strontium zirconate coatings


Tuğrul A. B. , TOPLAN H. Ö. , Buyuk B., Demir E. , Sonmez G., Kurt S., ...More

APPLIED PHYSICS A-MATERIALS SCIENCE & PROCESSING, vol.127, no.8, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 127 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00339-021-04736-x
  • Title of Journal : APPLIED PHYSICS A-MATERIALS SCIENCE & PROCESSING
  • Keywords: SrZrO3, Thermal shock, Linear attenuation coefficient, GAMMA ATTENUATION BEHAVIOR, THERMAL CYCLE PROPERTIES, STAINLESS

Abstract

SrZrO3 is used as the best suit for thermal barrier coatings, where it is used as the topcoat. In this study, SrZrO3-based plasma spray coating powders were produced by sintering and crushing method from zirconia and strontium carbonate. The mixture of zirconia and strontium carbonate powders with an atomic ratio of Sr/Zr to 1.136 was ground in a zirconia ball mill. To increase powder fluidity, the mixture of powder was sintered with a heating rate of 10 degrees C/min for 24 h at 1250 degrees C, 1350 degrees C and 6 h at 1600 degrees C. Sintered SrZrO3 powders were screened to optimum particle size range and coated onto AISI 304L stainless steel surfaces by atmospheric plasma spray coating technique. Thermal shock tests of the SrZrO3 coated samples were executed at 1000 degrees C and 1200 degrees C for 5 min (heating) and then for 2 min cooling cycle at room temperature. The radiation attenuation properties of strontium zirconate-coated steel substrates were investigated. The linear attenuation coefficients of the SrZrO3-coated specimens were carried out for Cs-137 and Co-60 gamma radiation sources. The resulting coating powders and coatings were characterized using SEM-EDS and XRD techniques. In conclusion, the gamma shielding properties of the stainless steel substrates increased by coating.