Influence of rf plasma jet surface treatment on wetting behavior of yttria stabilized zirconia sps coatings

Komarov, P. and Jech, D. and Čelko, L. and Pijáková, B. and Zhou, D. and Vaßen, R.

Volume: 405 DDF Pages: 423-429
DOI: 10.4028/
Published: 2020

According to the value of water contact angle (WCA), the surfaces can be roughly defined as hydrophilic (with WCA less than 90°) or as hydrophobic (with WCA higher than 90°). Water wetting behavior plays important role and surfaces with special wettability (hydrophobic-superhydrophobic; hydrophilic-superhydrophilic) can be used both in the daily life (solar cells, smartphones, car windows, etc.) and in the industry (corrosion resistance, self-cleaning, anti-icing properties, etc.). Nowadays, the development of hydrophobic surface treatment that may be applied in the industry is very interesting topic. Therefore, it was decided to estimate the influence of radiofrequency (RF) plasma jet in atmosphere on wetting behavior of ceramic plasma sprayed coatings. As the initial material for surface treatment, yttria stabilized zirconia suspension plasma sprayed coatings were used. The influence of RF plasma jet on suspension plasma sprayed coatings was estimated on both hydrophilic and hydrophobic surfaces, and resulted water contact angle and free surface energy of modified samples were measured by sessile droplet method. Microstructure, phase composition and topography investigation were carried out by means of light microscopy, X-ray diffraction techniques and non-contact profilometry. © 2020 Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Switzerland

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