Introduction to Particoat
Raising the operating temperature is mostly the essential key parameter for achieving a higher efficiency of energy conversion as well as a reduction of pollutants and CO2 emission in practically all processes running at high temperatures. Several research programs, like the COST Action 522 for example, were dedicated to this matter. Efficient protection of components at high temperatures against aggressive environments can only be achieved by coating systems. Higher operating temperatures mostly lead the existing coatings to their limits and imply the demand for more advanced coating systems.