CMAS-resistant thermal barrier coatings (TBC)

Amarendra K. Rai, Rabi S. Bhattacharya, Douglas Edward Wolfe, Timothy John Eden

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Electron beam-physical vapor-deposited thermal barrier coatings (TBC) are susceptible to damage due to environmental contaminants such as calcium-magnesium-aluminum-silicon oxide systems (CMAS). This paper discusses various approaches of modifying TBC for enhanced protection against CMAS attack. Methodologies were explored with various coating systems maintaining functionality as nonwetting, sacrificial, and impervious to CMAS attack. In the brief isothermal (1260°C/10 min) tests, a nearly crack-free and reglazed Pd coating provided substantial protection from the CMAS attack. Approaches that provided some minor improvements need further optimization to better assess their viability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)662-674
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
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  • Materials Chemistry

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