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Cleaning of large area by excimer laser ablation
Author(s): Marc L. Sentis; Philippe Ch. Delaporte; Wladimir I. Marine; Olivier P. Uteza
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Paper Abstract

Surface removal technologies are being challenged from environmental and economic perspectives. This paper is concerned with laser ablation applied to large surface cleaning with an automatized excimer laser unit. The study focused on metallic surfaces that are oxidized and are representative of contaminated surfaces with radionuclides in a context of nuclear power plant maintenance. The whole system is described: laser, beam deliver, particle collection cell, real time control of cleaning processes. Results concerning surface laser interaction and substrate modifications are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3887, High-Power Lasers in Civil Engineering and Architecture, (14 January 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.375199
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Marc L. Sentis, Univ. Aix-Marseille II (France)
Philippe Ch. Delaporte, Univ. Aix-Marseille II (France)
Wladimir I. Marine, Univ. Aix-Marseille II (France)
Olivier P. Uteza, Univ. Aix-Marseille II (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3887:
High-Power Lasers in Civil Engineering and Architecture
Sadao Nakai; Lloyd A. Hackel; Wayne C. Solomon, Editor(s)

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