Print Email Facebook Twitter Melting of copper surface by ultrashort laser pulses Title Melting of copper surface by ultrashort laser pulses Author Oboňa, J.V. Ocelík, V. de Hosson, J.T.M. Skolski, J.Z.P. Mitko, V.S. Römer, G.R.B.E. Huis in 't Veld, A.J. Contributor de Hosson, J.T.M. (editor) Brebbia, C.A. (editor) Publication year 2011 Abstract The main advantage of ultrashort laser pulses in manufacturing technology is their very high removal rate of material and high quality of microstructures with the smallest dimensions at 1 μm level. The accuracy is mainly due to an almost absence of thermal diffusion into bulk material. In this paper we report the investigation on polycrystalline Cu sample surface treated by 6.7 ps laser pulses with 1030 nm laser light wavelength. Scanning electron microscopy micrographs reveal the presence of jet-like structures with spherical drop-like endings, solidified spheres and many bubble bursts at even lower fluence than the threshold value for the ablation is. Within the molten material the jet-like features are due to an explosion of bubbles originated in solid-liquid-vapor transitions. In the case of below-threshold irradiation, the same objects can be seen along surface scratches, dot contaminations etc., which indicate an increase of the laser light absorption on these inhomogeneities. © 2011 WIT Press. Subject Mechatronics, Mechanics & MaterialsTFT - Thin Film TechnologyTS - Technical SciencesPhysicsIndustrial InnovationBubblesCopperElectron microscopyJetsLaser pulsesMembrane To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:cb7033a5-eda6-477e-9fa4-10c91eadbf70 DOI https://doi.org/10.2495/secm110151 TNO identifier 463757 ISBN 9781845645304 ISSN 1743-3533 Source 10th International Conference on Surface Effects and Contact Mechanics, Computational Methods and Experiments, SECM11, 21-23 September 2011, Malta, 71, 171-179 Series WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.