A Perspective to Control Laser-Induced Periodic Surface Structure Formation at Glancing-Incident Femtosecond Laser-Processed Surfaces

Alexander Jelinek, Manuel J. Pfeifenberger, Reinhard Pippan, Daniel Kiener

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Abstract

The favorable combination of high material removal rate and low influence on the material beneath the ultra-short pulsed laser-processed surface are of particular advantage for sample preparation. This is especially true at the micrometer scale or for the pre-preparation for a subsequent focused ion beam milling process. Specific surface features, the laser-induced periodic surface structures, are generated on femtosecond laser-irradiated surfaces in most cases, which pose an issue for surface-sensitive mechanical testing or microstructural investigations. This work strives for an approach to enhance the surface quality of glancing-incident laser-processed surfaces on the model material copper with two distinctly different grain sizes. A new generalized perspective is presented, in which optimized parameter selection serves to counteract the formation of the laser-induced periodic surface structures, enabling, for example, grain orientation mapping directly on femtosecond laser processed surfaces.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
Seiten (von - bis)4248–4257
Seitenumfang10
FachzeitschriftJOM
Jahrgang73
Ausgabenummer12
Frühes Online-Datum1 Nov. 2021
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Dez. 2021

Bibliographische Notiz

Funding Information:
We would like to thank A. Hohenwarter for discussions and technical assistance. A. J. and D. K. would like to acknowledge financial support from the European Research Council under Grant Number 771146 (TOUGHIT).

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