Advancement of Laser Technology from Materials Processing to Nano/Micro Fabrications

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "D:Materials and Processing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2024 | Viewed by 150

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA
Interests: laser material processing; low dimensional materials; semiconductor optoelectronics; additive manufacturing; optical materials

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Department of Organic and Nano Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791, Republic of Korea
Interests: advanced functional materials; MXene; Li-ion battery; laser processing; spectroscopy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lasers are not just tools, they are revolutionizing fields such as manufacturing, healthcare, communication, and others. This Special Issue aims to cover the diverse and transformative role of lasers in shaping materials and powering innovative applications. As laser technology continues to evolve, it explores the multifaceted impact on redefining fields like high-precision manufacturing, healthcare, communication, and defense. Its influence on material processing, modification, and improving material properties has become increasingly profound. This Special Issue aims to comprehensively cover the array of laser applications, an area witnessing groundbreaking advancements with global implications, providing a thorough insight into ongoing progress, challenges, and future prospects in this dynamic field.

This Special Issue aims to explore the transformative role of lasers in shaping materials across various applications, including precision manufacturing, healthcare, communication, and defense, among others. It will investigate laser-based material processing techniques such as cutting, welding, ablation, and surface modifications, highlighting their effectiveness in fabricating mechanical components. Laser additive manufacturing (LAM) techniques, including selective laser melting and stereolithography, will be analyzed for their ability to produce high-performance components and address challenges in this evolving field. Additionally, the scope extends to the utilization of lasers in synthesizing and modifying nanomaterials and composites, enhancing their properties. Furthermore, the application of lasers in renewable energy, device development, recycling processes, environmental monitoring, space exploration, and defense will be explored comprehensively.

We encourage submissions of your research on additional laser applications and advances in laser technology. Please join us in this exciting exploration and contribute to shaping a brighter future.

Dr. Pawan K. Kanaujia
Dr. Sima Umrao
Guest Editors

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  • laser material processing
  • light–matter interactions
  • lasers in defense and manufacturing
  • sustainable recycling process
  • renewable energy
  • laser machining, cutting, welding, and polishing

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