Authors Romano, J.-M. ; Helbig, R. ; Fraggelakis, F. ; Garcia-Giron, A. ; Werner, C. ; Kling, R. ; Dimov, S.
Title Springtail-inspired triangular laser-induced surface textures on metals using MHz ultrashort pulses
Date 26.06.2019
Number 56543
Abstract Considering the attractive surface functionalities of springtails (Collembola), an attempt at mimicking their cuticular topography on metals is proposed. An efficient single-step manufacturing process has been considered, involving Laser-Induced Periodic Surface Structures (LIPSS) generated by near-infrared femtosecond laser pulses. By investigating the influence of number of pulses and pulse fluence, extraordinarily uniform triangular structures were fabricated on stainless steel and titanium alloy surfaces, resembling the primary comb-like surface structure of springtails. The laser-textured metallic surfaces exhibited hydrophobic properties and light scattering effects that were considered in this research as a potential in-line process monitoring solution. The possibilities to increase the processing throughput by employing high repetition rates in the MHz-range are also investigated.
Publisher Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing
Citation Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing 7 (2019) ID 024504

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