Laser induced damage/ablation morphology on the 8(Al/Ti)/Si system in different ambient conditions
Gaković, Biljana M.
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A study of morphological and composition changes of the (8(Al/Ti)/Si) system induced by laser pulses in different ambient conditions is presented. The effects of an Er, Yb, Cr-Glass laser, operating at 1540 nm wavelength with pulse duration of 44 ns, on a complex target were investigated. Irradiation of 8(Al/Ti)/Si was carried out at intensities of 5.9 and 9.5 x 10(11) W m(-2) in air, water and ethanol. The laser-induced morphological and composition modifications have shown dependence on applied intensities, number of laser pulses and ambient conditions. The following morphological changes were observed: (i) intense surface melting of the thin film and Si-substrate; (ii) ablation/exfoliation of the 8(Al/Ti) multilayer thin film from Si, (iii) appearance of hydrodynamic features such as resolidified material, and (iv) formation of crater at multi-pulse action. The formation of parallel periodic surface structure was only occurring in single pulse air-assisted modification. Analysis of ...the composition revealed that laser modification induced intermixing between the components of individual Al and Ti layers with potential formation of AlTi intermetallic compounds. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keywords:Al/Ti nanolayered thin film / laser ablation / Inter-mixing
Source:Optics and Laser Technology, 2013, 54, 22-29
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