Ultrafast Laser Micro- and Nanoprocessing, 2nd Edition

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 1143

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0921, USA
Interests: laser–matter interaction; ultrafast laser nano-/micromachining; laser shock peening; ultrafast laser surface texturing; dissimilar materials joining
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Dear Colleagues,

Ultrafast-laser-based manufacturing and materials processing have attracted substantial interest in recent decades. The ultrashort-duration and extremely high peak laser intensity of ultrafast laser pulses allow for localized laser heating/ablation and a reduced heat-affected zone, making them a promising tool for high-precision micro- and nanoscale materials processing. In addition, the unique characteristics of ultrafast laser pulses result in novel laser–matter interaction processes, heralding a new era of fundamental study into the underlying mechanisms. Compared to longer laser pulses, the mechanisms of laser absorption, carrier dynamics, heat transfer, phase shift, and material removal are fundamentally unique yet poorly understood. Therefore, we are announcing this Special Issue to provide a platform to showcase research papers, communications, and review articles focused on nano- and microscale ultrafast laser materials processing. The scope of this Special Issue covers, but is not limited to, ultrafast laser–matter interaction, ultrafast laser ablation, nano/micromachining, surface texturing, refractive index modifications, additive manufacturing by ultrafast lasers, two/multi-photon polymerization and reduction, thin-film processing, beam/pulse shaping for ultrafast laser processing, laser shock peening, laser cleaning, ultrafast lasers in biomedical applications, and numerical modeling of ultrafast laser materials processing.

Dr. Xin Zhao
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • ultrafast lasers
  • materials processing
  • nano- and microscale
  • laser–matter interaction
  • laser ablation
  • laser machining
  • surface texturing
  • two/multi-photon polymerization/reduction
  • beam/pulse shaping
  • numerical modeling

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Tailoring the Coefficient of Friction by Direct Laser Writing Surface Texturing
by Caterina Gaudiuso, Annalisa Volpe, Francesco Paolo Mezzapesa, Carmine Putignano and Antonio Ancona
Micromachines 2024, 15(1), 7; https://doi.org/10.3390/mi15010007 - 20 Dec 2023
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The modification of the surface topography at the micro- and nanoscale is a widely established as one of the best ways to engineering the surface of materials, to improve the tribological performances of materials in terms of load capacity and friction. The present [...] Read more.
The modification of the surface topography at the micro- and nanoscale is a widely established as one of the best ways to engineering the surface of materials, to improve the tribological performances of materials in terms of load capacity and friction. The present paper reviews the state of the art on laser surface texturing by exploiting the technique of direct laser writing for tailoring the coefficient of friction, highlighting the effect of the textures’ arrangement on the lubricated conformal and non-conformal contact behavior. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ultrafast Laser Micro- and Nanoprocessing, 2nd Edition)
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