zirconia thermal barrier coating

Raman spectroscopy used like a GPS to map toughening in zirconia

By Eileen De Guire / August 22, 2011

Polarized confocal Raman spectroscopy can be used to observe in situ ferroelastic switching of ceria-stabilized zirconia. Credit: Bolon and Gentleman; JACerS GPS is a great tool. It can guide you turn-by-turn to your city’s shopping mall. It is, in fact, an “in situ” device and observes your location in real time. Once there, however, you…

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OSU says two advanced-engineered ceramic coatings provide better resistance to volcanic ash

By / April 15, 2011

Photograph of the Eyjafjallajökull ash cloud. OSU researchers have discovered that a new class of ceramic coatings could offer jet engines special protection against volcanic ash damage in the future. Credit: Peter Greenfield, OSU. On the anniversary of the the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland, it is interesting to report that a group of researchers at…

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New ceramic coatings to improve durability of turbine engines

By / January 8, 2011

In the recent print edition of Watts News, Ohio State University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering newsletter, an article describes new developments that may extend the life of gas turbine engines. ACerS student member and MSE doctoral candidate Andy Gledhill, under the leadership of Nitin Padture, has developed a computer-controlled “blowtorch” that is constructed…

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