Microstructure control and change in thermal conductivity of 8YSZ/SiO2 multi-compositional coating by suspension plasma spraying

Hak Beom Jeon, In Hwan Lee, Gye Seok An, Yoon Suk Oh

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In recent years, thermal insulation coating technology for automotive engine parts has received significant attention as a means of improving the thermal efficiency of automotive engines. One of the characteristics of thermal insulation coatings is their low thermal conductivity, and, materials such as YSZ (Yttria-stabilized zirconia), which have low thermal conductivity, are used for this purpose. This research presents a study of the changes in the microstructure and thermal conductivity of 8YSZ/SiO2 multi compositional thermal insulation coating for different compositions, and particle size distributions of suspension, when it is subjected to suspension plasma spraying. To obtain a porous coating structure, the mixing ratio of 8YSZ and SiO2 particles and the particle sizes of the SiO2 were changed. The microstructure, phase formation behavior, porosity and thermal conductivity of the coatings were analyzed. The porosities were found to be 1.2-32.1%, and the thermal conductivities of the coatings were 0.797-0.369 W/mK. The results of the study showed that the microstructures of the coatings were strongly influenced by the particle size distributions, and that the thermal conductivities of the coatings were greatly impacted by the microstructures of the coatings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)450-454
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Ceramic Processing Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Microstructure
  • Porosity
  • Suspension plasma spraying
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Thermal insulation coating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites


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