Abstract

Among candidate materials for plasma spraying titanates ATiO3, where A is an element from the alkaline earth group (11), were not systematically tested until today. This paper reports on plasma spraying of synthetic perovskite CaTiO3 and geikielite-perovskite system MgTiO3-CaTiO3. Perovskite CaTiO3 is well known as dielectric material and a basic component of complex dielectric ceramics. Since it is relatively chemically simple and inexpensive material it has been selected for the basic preliminary studies. Mixture of geikielite-perovskite MgTiO3-CaTiO3, with Mg:Ca ratio equal to 94:6, was chosen because its permittivity is independent of temperature. Plasma spraying was done with the water stabilized plasma gun WSP. Plasma spraying conditions were optimized using single splat observation for various substrates and varying substrate temperature. Standard experimental techniques were used for studying of microstructures, chemical and phase compositions and porosity of as-sprayed and annealed deposits. Mechanical properties such as Young’s modulus and microhardness were measured.

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