Improving Laser Ablation of Zirconia by Liquid Films: Multiple Influence of Liquids on Surface Machining and Nanoparticle Generation

Niko Bärsch
2009 Journal of Laser Micro/Nanoengineering  
We have analyzed sample surfaces and particles generated during laser processing of tetragonal zirconia, considering ablation in the gas phase and in liquids using different energies and pulse durations. Remarkably, a liquid layer does not only allow collecting nanoparticulate matter and improving the quality of micromachining, but can also enhance material ablation rates.
doi:10.2961/jlmn.2009.01.0013 fatcat:djy6gzhprzgjfo4gzy6plxs2mq