J Mater Sci Technol ›› 2005, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (Supl.1): 107-110.

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Electrophoretic Deposition of Ceramic Powders

Shaohua ZHANG, C.C.Sorrel, F.Y.Li   

  1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanchang University, Jiangxi 330047, China...
  • Received:2005-01-24 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2005-06-28 Published:2009-10-10
  • Contact: Shaohua ZHANG

Abstract: Electrophoretic deposition (EPD) is receiving great interests because of its advantages of versatility, easy scaling-up, low cost and variety of shapes. This review covers the theory, application, suspension preparation, and process parameter selection of electrophoretic deposition. Besides traditional DLVA theory, new theories and model have been put forward to explain the mechanism of EPD. Its applications include SOFC, fibre reinforced and graded ceramic composites, nanostructured materials and a variety of advanced films and coating. An effective suspension requires appropriate selection of solvent, binder, dispersant and other ionic additives. A good conbination of process parameters will lead to the good formation of electrophoretic deposition.

Key words: Electrophoretic deposition, Ceramic powder