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Title: Optimisation and comparison of emerging technologies for surface engineering
Author: Molloy, D. A.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2745 1629
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2013
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The research described with in this thesis, investigated three surface engineering coatings created by three differing technologies; selectively plated nickel sulfamate, ferritic and austenitic nitrocarburizing and atmospheric plasma sprayed titanium aluminide nano-coating. The microstructures, phase and chemical compositions, mechanical properties and corrosion resistance of the three coatings were studied. An important and innovative outcome of this research was the investigation into how heat treatment influenced the structure and properties of the coatings. The influence of processing parameters was also investigated with in this research, with coatings created using varying parameters so that their effect could be measured. Key and new results relating to the as-coated and heated samples were derived by this work, with trends identified by changing the processing parameters identified
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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