Surface ablation by excimer laser irradiation of Ti and Ti6Al4V alloy

S. Tosto, A. Di Bartolomeo, P. Di Lazzaro

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This paper presents the surface microstructure of Ti and Ti6Al4V alloy irradiated with a high output energy XeCl (λ = 308 nm) excimer laser. The treatments are carried out on both materials at two beam fluences and the effects of single- and multiple-pulse irradiation are compared. The results of the scanning electron microscopy and of the X-ray diffraction techniques suggest the possible influence of both time-behaviour and energy fluence of the laser pulse on the relative weight of the ablation rate and of the reaction product deposition rate at the sample surface.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385 - 389
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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