Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 27, Issue 14, pp 3903–3910 | Cite as

Pulsed laser sealing of plasma-sprayed layers of 8 wt % yttria stabilized zirconia

  • K. Mohammed Jasim
  • R. D. Rawlings
  • D. R. F. West


Results are reported of the laser surface sealing of plasma-sprayed layers of 8 wt% yttria partially stabilized zirconia (YPSZ) using pulsed treatments with powers of 0.4 and 1 kW. The structural features of the processed material were examined for a range of laser processing parameters including preheating, processing temperature and power density. By controlling the processing parameters it was possible to produce pulsed laser sealed layers of similar, or even better, quality than those produced by a continuous wave laser.


Polymer Zirconia Pulse Laser Structural Feature Power Density 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Mohammed Jasim
    • 1
  • R. D. Rawlings
    • 1
  • D. R. F. West
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MaterialsImperial College of Science, Technology and MedicineLondonUK

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