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Advances in Laser Processing Technology of Materials

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Manufacturing Processes and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2024) | Viewed by 928

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1. Department of Physics “M. Merlin”, Polytechnic University of Bari, Via G. Amendola 173, 70125 Bari, Italy
2. National Research Council (CNR), Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IFN), Via G. Amendola, 173, 70125 Bari, Italy
Interests: fs-laser pulses; laser micromachining; surface treatment; microfluidic device; device fabrication; materials
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Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, entitled "Advances in Laser Processing Technology of Materials," invites potential authors to contribute articles and reviews that encompass the broad spectrum of laser–material interactions and the applications of laser technologies. Contributions dealing with laser processing of dielectrics, ceramics, and biomaterials are especially welcome.

Our goal is to provide a comprehensive platform for sharing cutting-edge research and insights into both fundamental laser–material interaction processes and the wide-ranging applications of laser technology.

Authors are encouraged to submit research articles that advance our understanding of the underlying physics, chemistry, and mechanics of laser–material interactions, either through new models or extensive simulations. These articles may explore topics from the most conventional applications such as laser ablation, welding, and surface modification to the most recent ones, such as additive manufacturing, the synthesis of nanomaterials, micro- and nano-manufacturing, and more.

Additionally, we welcome reviews that synthesize existing knowledge in laser processing technology, offering valuable perspectives on the current state of the field and potential future directions.

By fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange, this Special Issue aims to contribute to the ongoing progress of laser processing technology, benefitting researchers, engineers, and industries working with materials across the spectrum. Join us in sharing your expertise and discoveries in this exciting field!

Dr. Raffaele De Palo <>

Dr. Annalisa Volpe
Guest Editor

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  • laser material processing
  • simulation of laser material processing
  • laser–matter interaction
  • laser manufacturing
  • laser welding
  • laser ablation
  • laser micro and nano-machining
  • metamaterials laser fabrication
  • ultrashort laser pulses

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12 pages, 4689 KiB  
Benefits of Femtosecond Laser 40 MHz Burst Mode for Li-Ion Battery Electrode Structuring
by Aurélien Sikora, Laura Gemini, Marc Faucon and Girolamo Mincuzzi
Materials 2024, 17(4), 881; - 14 Feb 2024
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In Li-ion batteries, ion diffusion kinetics represent a limitation to combine high capacity and a fast charging rate. To bypass this, textured electrodes have been demonstrated to increase the active surface, decrease the material tortuosity and accelerate the electrolyte wetting. Amongst the structuring [...] Read more.
In Li-ion batteries, ion diffusion kinetics represent a limitation to combine high capacity and a fast charging rate. To bypass this, textured electrodes have been demonstrated to increase the active surface, decrease the material tortuosity and accelerate the electrolyte wetting. Amongst the structuring technologies, ultrashort pulse laser processing may represent the key option enabling, at the same time, high precision, negligible material deterioration and high throughput. Here, we report a study on the structuring of electrodes with both holes and grooves reaching the metallic collector. Electrochemical models emphasize the importance of hole and line dimensions for the performances of the cell. We demonstrate that we can control the hole and line width by adjusting the applied fluence and the repetition rate. In addition, results show that it is possible to drill 65 µm-deep and ~15 µm-wide holes in nearly 100 µs resulting in up to 10,000 holes/s. To further reduce the takt time, bursts of 40 MHz pulses were also investigated. We show that bursts can reduce the takt time by a factor that increases with the average power and the burst length. Moreover, at comparable fluence, we show that bursts can shorten the process more than theoretically expected. Full article
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