Effects of suspension properties on the fabrication of Yb2Si2O7 coatings using electrophoretic deposition

Esma Yilmaz, Ping Xiao (Corresponding)

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This study examines the electrophoretic deposition of Yb2Si2O7 particles on SiC substrates to produce Environmental Barrier Coatings. To prepare crack-free and homogeneous green coatings, the effect of the solvent, dispersant concentration, and pH were investigated. Ethanol provided a well-dispersed suspension and crack-free coating which was shown by sedimentation tests and microstructure analysis. The effect of the dispersant concentration was investigated with zeta potential measurement and microstructure analysis with a concentration above 0.5 g/L resulting in higher ionic strength and producing cracked and uneven coatings. The ionic strength was also associated with the powder packing density with larger indentation impressions measured for loosely packed coatings. The deposition rate depended on the suspension properties influenced coating integrity with delamination evidenced by analysing the current density drop during deposition. Sintering of the green coatings having different densities and microstructure showed their importance in the preparation of uniform and dense sintered coatings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)638-648
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
Issue number2
Early online date25 Oct 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2022


  • Colloidal stability
  • Electrophoretic deposition
  • Environmental barrier coating
  • Packing density


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