A method for manufacturing an article for use in a high-temperature environment, and an article for use in such an environment, are presented. The method comprises providing a substrate; selecting a desired vertical crack density for a protective coating to be deposited on the substrate; providing a powder, wherein the powder has a size range selected to provide a coating having the desired vertical crack density; and applying a thermal-sprayed coating to the substrate, the coating having the desired vertical crack density, wherein the powder is used as a raw material for the coating.
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT
This invention was first conceived or reduced to practice in the performance of work under contract OEFCO2OOCH11047 with the United States Department of Energy. The United States of America may have certain rights to this invention.