This second edition has 20# more scope, with four completely new chapters and eight existing ones completely revised to include more modeling, more industrial examples, new coating types, and new medical applications. Combining theory and practice from design to application, the monograph continues to provide a state-of-the-art treatise on plasma spray technology, beginning with the principles and techniques. Successive chapters treat the three important stages of energy transfer from the plasma to the surface, with modeling, depositing, testing and applying ceramic and metallic coatings covered in the shape of industrial problem solution examples. Concluding with quality control and a new section on biomedical issues and opportunities, the book offers pertinent knowledge for materials scientists, engineers, biologists and medical researchers alike.
Robert Heimann is professor emeritus of technical mineralogy and materials science. He obtained his academic degrees from Freie Universitat (FU) Berlin, and subsequently served as a faculty member at FU Berlin and Universitat Karlsruhe. From 1979 on he worked in Canada as a research associate (McMaster University), senior researcher (3M Canada Inc.), staff geochemist (Atomic Energy of Canada Limited), and research manager (Alberta Research Council). From 1993 to 2004 he was a full professor at TU Bergakademie Freiberg. Professor Heimann has authored over 260 scientific publications and in 2001 was awarded the Georg-Agricola-Medal of the German Mineralogical Society (DMG) for his outstanding lifetime achievements in applied mineralogy. He is now president of a consulting company and also on the editorial board of Elsevier's Surface and Coating Technology journal.
I. Scope and Introduction Coatings in the Industrial Environment Surface Coating Techniques Brief History of Thermal Spraying Synergistic Nature of Coatings Applications of Thermally Sprayed Coatings II. Principles of Thermal Spraying Characterization of Flame versus Plasma Spraying Concept of Energy Transfer Processes Unique Features of the Plasma Spray Process III. The First Energy Transfer Process: Electron-Gas Interaction The Plasma State Plasma Generation Design of Plasmatrons Plasma Diagnostics: Temperature, Enthalpy, and Velocity Measurements IV. The Second Energy Transfer Process: Plasma-Particle Interaction Injection of Powders Feed Material Characteristics Momentum Transfer Heat Transfer Particle Diagnostics: Velocity, Temperature, and Number Densities V. The Third Energy Transfer Process: Particle-Substrate Interaction Basic Considerations Estimation of Particle Number Density Momentum Transfer from Particles to Substrate Heat Transfer from Particles to Substrate Coating Diagnostics: Microstructure, Porosity, Adhesion, and Residual Stresses VI. Modeling and Numerical Simulation Plasma Properties Plasma-Particle Interactions Plasma-Substrate Interactions VII. Solutions to Industrial Problems (1): Structural Coatings Carbide Coatings Nitride Coatings Oxide Coatings Metallic Coatings Diamond Coatings VIII. Solutions to Industrial Problems (2): Functional Coatings Thermal and Chemical Barrier Coatings Conducting and Superconducting Coatings Dielectric Coatings Electro- and Photocatalytic Coatings IX. Solution to Medical Problems: Bioceramic Coatings Essential Properties of Bioconductive Coatings Structure and Crystal Chemistry of Hydroxyapatite Melting, Decomposition, and Solidification of Hydroxyapatite Bioinert Bond Coats In Vitro and In Vivo Performance of Coatings X. Quality Control and Assurance Procedures XI. Design of Novel Coatings XII. Future Developments and Outlook Appendices