Relationships between the electrical properties of thermally sprayed titania coatings and their microstructure have been investigated. As far as possible, a broad range of microstructures was produced by using various processes of plasma spraying with different powder size ranges and variations of the plasma operating parameters. The two spraying processes consisted of DC plasma spraying and RF plasma spraying. Physical properties of plasma-sprayed coatings are generally influenced by their microstructure. But the electrical properties of plasma-sprayed titania coatings are known to be strongly influenced by their stoichiometry. It is the reason why coatings with identical stoichiometry were compared. It was found that electrical resistivity was directly linked to the quality of the contact between the splats and their density through the titania plasma-sprayed coatings.

This content is only available as a PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.