Strontium zirconate is a candidate material for thermal barrier coatings due to its high melting point, good sintering resistance, and high TCE. One drawback, however, is a phase transition that occurs below 1200 °C , although rare-earth element doping offers a way to suppress it. In this study, SrZrO3 doped with two rare earth oxides, ytterbia and gadolinia, is deposited by solution precursor plasma spraying and the layers obtained are evaluated before and after heat treatment. The coatings are characterized by two phases, SrZrO3 and t-ZrO2, with interpass boundary structure, nano and microscale porosity, and through-thickness vertical cracks. XRD analysis after heat treatment at 1400 °C for 360 h shows that the two phases are very stable due to the doping of rare-earth elements, which is also shown to reduce thermal conductivity in the as-sprayed deposits by nearly 35%.

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