Transmission electron microscopy characterization of a Yttria-stabilized zirconia coating fabricated by electron beam-physical vapor deposition

T. Kato, K. Matsumoto, H. Matsubara, Y. Ishiwata, H. Saka, T. Hirayama, Yuichi Ikuhara

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Abstract

Yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) film was deposited on to a metal substrate by electron beam-physical vapor deposition (EB-PVD) at 850 °C. The film was characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The YSZ film predominantly consisted of the tetragonal phase with a small amount of monoclinic phase. In addition, the film was composed of inverted triangular-based pyramidal grains (T-grains) and inverted diamond-based pyramidal grains (D-grains). The T-grains were aligned in the <111> direction and D-grains in <110>. Furthermore, striated lines of nanopores, which were strongly related to the thermal conductivity of the film, were observed in each YSZ grain. The pores are aligned in the <110> direction in the (111) plane and distributed across {114̄} planes in T-grains, and aligned in the [1̄10] and the [001] directions in the (110) plane, and distributed across the (001) and (1̄10) planes in D-grains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-23
Number of pages8
JournalSurface and Coatings Technology
Volume194
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Apr 20

Keywords

  • EB-PVD
  • FIB
  • Nanopores
  • TEM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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