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Applications of Laser Ablation - Thin Film Deposition, Nanomaterial Synthesis and Surface Modification

Edited by Dongfang Yang, ISBN 978-953-51-2812-0, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2811-3, 426 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published December 21, 2016 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/62615
Edited Volume

Laser ablation refers to the phenomenon in which a low wavelength and short pulse (ns-fs) duration of laser beam irradiates the surface of a target to induce instant local vaporization of the target material generating a plasma plume consisting of photons, electrons, ions, atoms, molecules, clusters, and liquid or solid particles. This book covers various aspects of using laser ablation phenomenon for material processing including laser ablation applied for the deposition of thin films, for the synthesis of nanomaterials, and for the chemical compositional analysis and surface modification of materials. Through the 18 chapters written by experts from international scientific community, the reader will have access to the most recent research and development findings on laser ablation through original research studies and literature reviews.