Excimer laser surface processing of ceramics: Process and properties

Thomas Jervis, Michael Nastasi, Kevin Hubbard, Juha-Pekka Hirvonen

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Abstract

Surface modification of ceramics has proved to be of benefit in a number of applications. Excimer laser light provides a rapid and efficient means for surface alloying and modification of ceramic materials. The laser pulse can melt the surface of the ceramic as well as a deposited metal layer. This results in diffusional mixing in the liquid state, which is followed by rapid resolidification. The high temperatures involved can overcome kinetic barriers to mixing found in ion beam experiments. Tribological measurements on surface treated materials show reduced friction and increased surface toughness. Increased fracture toughness in laser surface alloyed ceramics has also been observed. Excimer laser processes therefore may enable the use of ceramic materials in applications for which they are not now suitable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350 - 355
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Volume76
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Ion beams
Toughness
Surface treatment
Fracture toughness
Laser pulses
Metals
Friction
Kinetics
Lasers
Liquids
Experiments
Temperature

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Jervis, Thomas ; Nastasi, Michael ; Hubbard, Kevin ; Hirvonen, Juha-Pekka. / Excimer laser surface processing of ceramics : Process and properties. In: Journal of the American Ceramic Society. 1993 ; Vol. 76, No. 2. pp. 350 - 355.
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Excimer laser surface processing of ceramics : Process and properties. / Jervis, Thomas; Nastasi, Michael; Hubbard, Kevin; Hirvonen, Juha-Pekka.

In: Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Vol. 76, No. 2, 1993, p. 350 - 355.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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