The paper aims at the development of coating having a gradient of crystal grain size. Thick, inner layer was plasma sprayed using coarse TiO2 powder. This layer has the thickness ranging from 30 to 50 µm. Thin, outer layer of thickness smaller than 10 µm, was plasma sprayed using different aqueous suspensions of fine powders of TiO2. The morphology of coarse and fine powders was characterized using scanning electron microscope (SEM) X-ray diffraction (XRD). Electronic emission was tested using home made setup. X-ray diffraction enabled to find out an interesting result which is formation of a mixture of rutile and anatase in suspension sprayed coatings. This was also confirmed by Raman spectroscopy investigations. The technology of suspensions plasma spraying was optimized to obtain homogeneous and dense deposits. The sizes were in the range of tenth to one hundred nanometers in initial powders and get clearly smaller in the coatings sprayed using coarse powder but remained quite similar in suspension sprayed films. X-ray photoelectric spectroscopy (XPS) was used to analyze quantitatively TiO2 powders and coatings. Electronic emission was correlated with phase composition of the coating and their grain size.

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