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Ion beam assisted deposition of thermal barrier coatings

United States Patent

November 23, 2010
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Deposition of Graded Thermal Barrier Coatings for Gas Turbine Blades
Methods and apparatus for depositing thermal barrier coatings on gas turbine blades and vanes using Electron Beam Physical Vapor Deposition (EBPVD) combined with Ion Beam Assisted Deposition (IBAD).
Youchison; Dennis L. (Albuquerque, NM), McDonald; Jimmie M. (Albuquerque, NM), Lutz; Thomas J. (Albuquerque, NM), Gallis; Michail A. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
11/ 343,127
January 28, 2006
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 with Sandia Corporation.