Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

Surface texturing of aluminum alloy 2024 via excimer laser irradiation
Author(s): Robert L. Parkhill; Edward T. Knobbe
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

Excimer laser irradiation has been shown to yield unique results when used to process metallic surfaces. We have investigated surface texturing effects on 2024 aluminum alloy specimens. A pulsed XeCl excimer laser was used to generate irradiation fluences ranging from well below to substantially above the ablation threshold. Our results indicate that novel micron-dimensioned surface texturing is achieved over selected fluence regimes. At elevated fluences, texturing is lost due to the extensive surface- melting process. Under certain conditions, sub-micron dimensioned surface structures were generated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 1997
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2992, Excimer Lasers, Optics, and Applications, (31 March 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.270085
Show Author Affiliations
Robert L. Parkhill, Oklahoma State Univ. (United States)
Edward T. Knobbe, Oklahoma State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2992:
Excimer Lasers, Optics, and Applications
Harry Shields; Peter E. Dyer, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top