Laser polymer ablation in the near-infrared: applications in industry and academia

Dana D Dlott, D. E. Hare, R. J. D'Amato, T. E. Lewis

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By careful design and engineering of polymeric materials, it is possible to have extremely efficient laser ablation processes using pulses from near-infrared solid state lasers. In this talk, I will describe studies of the fundamental mechanisms of near-infrared polymer ablation processes, and the application of these processes in industry, primarily in the area of graphic arts and microlithography, and in academia, where they are used to study the physical properties of materials under extreme conditions of shock compression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalPolymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 Spring ACS Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Apr 13 1997Apr 17 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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