Surface micro structure of titanium irradiated by Nd:YAG pulsed laser in presence of carbon and nitrogen

L. Covelli, F. Pierdominici, I. Smurov, S. Tosto

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Microstructural SEM observations have been carried out on samples of Ti irradiated by a Nd:YAG pulsed laser in the range of 10-40 J energy and 3-10 ms pulse length. The treatments were carried out, in a nitrogen atmosphere, on samples coated by graphite to allow the formation of nitrides and carbides as a consequence of laser irradiation. The morphology and distribution of the phases formed allowed information about the fluid dynamics within the melt pool to be obtained.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196 - 204
Number of pages9
JournalSurface and Coatings Technology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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