Ablative etching of nitrocellulose with infra-red and ultra-violet laser radiation

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dc.contributor.author Skordoulis, CD en
dc.contributor.author Makropoulou, MI en
dc.contributor.author Serafetinides, AA en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T01:10:47Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T01:10:47Z
dc.date.issued 1995 en
dc.identifier.issn 0030-3992 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11439
dc.subject etching en
dc.subject laser applications en
dc.subject lasers en
dc.subject nitrocellulose ablation en
dc.subject.classification Optics en
dc.subject.classification Physics, Applied en
dc.subject.other Ablation en
dc.subject.other Carbon dioxide en
dc.subject.other Dielectric materials en
dc.subject.other Etching en
dc.subject.other Excimer lasers en
dc.subject.other Infrared radiation en
dc.subject.other Melting en
dc.subject.other Nitrocellulose en
dc.subject.other Scanning electron microscopy en
dc.subject.other Ultraviolet radiation en
dc.subject.other Ablative etching en
dc.subject.other Nitrocellulose membrane en
dc.subject.other Threshold fluence en
dc.subject.other Laser applications en
dc.title Ablative etching of nitrocellulose with infra-red and ultra-violet laser radiation en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1016/0030-3992(95)93639-9 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0030-3992(95)93639-9 en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 1995 en
heal.abstract The ablative etching of nitrocellulose membranes with CO2 (lambda = 10.6 mu m), Nd:YAG (lambda = 1.06 mu m) and XeCl (lambda = 308 nm) lasers has been studied. From etch rate measurements the threshold fluence was estimated and the energy deposition at threshold fluence was calculated for the three wavelengths. The electron microscope examination of the infra-red laser ablated areas reveals a fairly clean etching under CO2 laser irradiation, confirming that melting of the crater surroundings cannot be considered as a criterion for the thermal mechanism, It is proposed that the CO2 laser, which also possesses some operational advantages, compared with excimer lasers, can be effectively used for the clean ablation of the nitrocellulose film dielectric. en
heal.journalName Optics and Laser Technology en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/0030-3992(95)93639-9 en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:A1995RK06700009 en
dc.identifier.volume 27 en
dc.identifier.issue 3 en
dc.identifier.spage 185 en
dc.identifier.epage 189 en

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