In this new publication, Micro Materials Director of Materials Research Prof Ben Beake reviews the state-of-the-art in elevated temperature nanomechanics of coatings for high temperature energy applications.
The paper looks at the key factors influencing high temperature measurements and identifies strategies to improve data accuracy. Applications were chosen to highlight their differing requirements in terms of maximum temperature, indenter material choice and test environment:- (i) coating of components for aero-engines, (ii) solid oxide fuel cells and actuators (iii) structural and radiation tolerant coatings for nuclear applications and (iv) high-performance machining of hard-to-cut aerospace materials.
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