Lin Rossmann gave a technical presentation at the 46th annual International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF) held May 19-24 in San Diego, CA. Her talk, entitled “Investigation of TGO stress in thermally cycled PS-PVD and EB-PVD thermal barrier coatings via photoluminescence spectroscopy”, presents research comparing thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) made by two different deposition techniques. TBCs are important components in aircraft engines, protecting engine parts from the extreme temperatures of combustion. The work was in collaboration with NASA Glenn Research Center, the German Aerospace Center, and Praxair Surface Technologies.
As a bonus, Lin was able to meet a previous collaborator. Vincent Maurel, a researcher at MINES ParisTech, is a co-author on work that Lin presented at SciTech in 2018; while they had communicated by email previously, this was their first opportunity to meet in person.
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