Effect of target temperature on the deterioration of metal surfaces under pulsed laser irradiation

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The effects of pulsed laser irradiation on preheated solid metal surfaces have been studied. The surface of low-melting point metals (In and Bi) is irradiated by KrF excimer laser pulses of fluences below 400 mJ/cm2. Evaluation of the optical microscopic pictures of the processed metal surfaces reveals that the characteristic lateral dimension of laser-induced surface structures increases as the melting point is approached. The results are explained in terms of the lifetime of the melt pool, obtained by numerical temperature calculations. Close to the melting point, the increased lifetime of the molten phase allows ample time for smoothing of the surface before its resolidification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-82
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Surface Science
Publication statusPublished - febr. 1 2000
EventThe Symposium A on Photo-Excited Processes, Diagnostics and Applications of the 1999 E-MRS Spring Conference (ICPEPA-3) - Strasbourg, France
Duration: jún. 1 1999jún. 4 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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