Ceramic Industry News

Penn State Develops Thermal Barrier Coating Technique

May 8, 2001
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
Penn State researchers have pioneered a new thermal barrier coating application technique that they say can extend the life and/or efficiency of coated components.

Penn State researchers have pioneered a new thermal barrier coating application technique that they say can extend -- by up to 12% -- the life and/or efficiency of coated components vital to the energy, vehicle, microelectronics and aerospace industries. While a variety of industrial thermal barrier coating techniques exist, there are disadvantages. According to Dr. Jogender Singh, professor of materials science and engineering and head of the Advanced Coatings unit of Penn State's Applied Research Laboratory, many of those shortcomings can be overcome through the use of electron beam-physical vapor deposition (EB-PVD). In EB-PVD, an electron beam bombards and vaporizes ceramic or metallic coating material, controlling the way in which the coating is deposited and adheres. Singh emphasizes that using the new technique doesn't change the basic chemistry of the coating material. Rather, the way the coating is applied reduces, for example, its thermal conductivity and enhances its ability to resist corrosion and high-temperature oxidation.

For additional information, call (814) 865-9481 or e-mail bah@psu.edu.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Ceramic Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

September 2014 Issue Highlights

Our September 2014 issue is now available!

Posted: December 15, 2014


Manufacturing Day 2014

Manufacturing Day organizers share their insights with Managing Editor Kelsey Seidler.

More Podcasts

Ceramic Industry Magazine

CI January 2015 cover

2015 January

It's our annual Materials Handbook issue, with the ever-popular "Raw & Manufactured Materials Overview" article! Check it out today.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Personal Smartphones

Do you use your personal smartphone or other device to complete tasks for your job?
View Results Poll Archive


M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\Ceramics Industry\handbook of advanced ceramics.gif
Handbook of Advanced Ceramics Machining

Ceramics, with their unique properties and diverse applications, hold the potential to revolutionize many industries, including automotive and semiconductors.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40google+ icon 40px


CI Data Book July 2012

Ceramic Industry's Directories including Components, Equipment Digest, Services, Data Book & Buyers Guide, Materials Handbook and much more!