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Composites and Coatings Group

Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy


Sam Troughton joined the Composite and Coatings Group in 2014 as a PhD student.

Sam has  a BA and MSci in Natural Sciences (Materials Science) from the University of Cambridge. His PhD project is on the Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO) process. The project is focused towards understanding the fundamental growth mechanisms in coating formation.


Key publications: 

A review of recent work on discharge characteristics during plasma electrolytic oxidation of various metals TW Clyne & SC Troughton International Materials Reviews (2018)1-36

Development and assessment of photo-catalytic membranes for water purification using solar radiation M Coto, SC Troughton, J Duan, RV Kumar & TW Clyne Applied Surface Science 433 (2018) 101-107

Effect of individual discharge cascades on the microstructure of plasma electrolytic oxidation coatings SC Troughton, A Nominé, J Dean & TW Clyne Applied Surface Science 389 (2016) 260-269

Synchronised electrical monitoring and high speed video of bubble growth associated with individual discharges during plasma electrolytic oxidation SC Troughton, A Nomine, AV Nomine, G Henrion & TW Clyne Applied Surface Science 359 (2015) 405-411

High speed video evidence for localised discharge cascades during plasma electrolytic oxidation A Nomine, SC Troughton, AV Nomine, G Henrion & TW Clyne Surface and Coatings Technology 269 (2015) 125-130