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Pulsed liquid microjet for microsurgical applications
Author(s): Daniel V. Palanker; Daniel A. Fletcher
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Paper Abstract

The precision of soft tissue dissection with pulsed lasers in endo-microsurgery is typically limited by collateral damage from vapor bubbles created during energy deposition. Expansion and collapse of the cavitation bubble introduces collateral damage extending far beyond the primary energy deposition zone in both, axial and radial directions. We present an alternative technique that allows for creating of only axial pulsed liquid flow with well-defined radial dimensions and axial velocity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 May 2001
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4265, Biomedical Instrumentation Based on Micro- and Nanotechnology, (21 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.427968
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Daniel V. Palanker, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Daniel A. Fletcher, Stanford Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4265:
Biomedical Instrumentation Based on Micro- and Nanotechnology
Raymond P. Mariella Jr.; Dan V. Nicolau, Editor(s)

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