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Metallography and Microstructures

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George F. Vander Voort
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Microstructural Characterization of Thermal Spray Coatings

J.R. Davis
J.R. Davis
Davis & Associates
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1038 - 1046
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November 01, 2004


This article reviews how process variations influence the characteristics of thermal spray coatings. It describes various specimen preparation techniques, which allow accurate microstructural analysis. These techniques include sectioning, cleaning, mounting, planar grinding, fine grinding, rough polishing, and etching. The article provides information on the problems associated with specimen preparation. It concludes with a discussion on the various methods of analysis for thermal spray coatings.

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J.R. Davis, 2004. "Microstructural Characterization of Thermal Spray Coatings", Metallography and Microstructures, George F. Vander Voort

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