Springer Series in Materials Science

Laser-Beam Interactions with Materials

Physical Principles and Applications

Authors: Allmen, Martin v.

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Lasers, having proven useful in such diverse areas as high­ resolution spectroscopy and the guiding of ferryboats, are cur­ rently enjoying great popularity among materials scientists and engineers. As versatile sources of "pure" energy in a highly concentrated form, lasers have become attractive tools and re­ search instruments in metallurgy, semiconductor technology and engineering. This text treats, from a physicist's point of view, some of the processes that lasers can induce in materials. The field of laser-material interactions is inherently mul­ tidisciplinary. Upon impact of a laser beam on a material, electromagnetic energy is converted first into electronic exci­ tation and then into thermal, chemical and mechanical energy. In the whole process the molecular structure as well as the shape of the material are changed in various ways. Understand­ ing this sequence of events requires knowledge from several branches of physics. A unified presentation of the subject, for the benefit of the materials researcher as well as the advanced student, is attempted here. In order to keep the book reason­ ably trim, I have focused on laser effects in solids such as thin films and technological materials. Related topiCS not cov­ ered are laser-induced chemical reactions in gases and liquids and laser effects in organic or biological materials.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-5

    Allmen, Dr. Martin

  • Absorption of Laser Light

    Pages 6-48

    Allmen, Dr. Martin

  • Heating by Laser Light

    Pages 49-82

    Allmen, Dr. Martin

  • Melting and Solidification

    Pages 83-145

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  • Evaporation and Plasma Formation

    Pages 146-200

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Laser-Beam Interactions with Materials
Book Subtitle
Physical Principles and Applications
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Materials Science
Series Volume
2
Copyright
1987
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-97007-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-97007-8
Series ISSN
0933-033X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 327
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