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Characteristics of Nanopatterns and the Associated Thermal Mechanisms During Near Field Laser-Material Interaction of Nanosecond Laser on Different Targets

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Vijay M. Sundaram, Sy-Bor Wen

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Paper No. HT2009-88225, pp. 631-638; 8 pages
  • ASME 2009 Heat Transfer Summer Conference collocated with the InterPACK09 and 3rd Energy Sustainability Conferences
  • Volume 3: Combustion, Fire and Reacting Flow; Heat Transfer in Multiphase Systems; Heat Transfer in Transport Phenomena in Manufacturing and Materials Processing; Heat and Mass Transfer in Biotechnology; Low Temperature Heat Transfer; Environmental Heat Transfer; Heat Transfer Education; Visualization of Heat Transfer
  • San Francisco, California, USA, July 19–23, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: Heat Transfer Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4358-1 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3851-8
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME


Nano-patterns are generated on semiconducting and metallic surfaces through coupling an apertured near field scanning optical microscope (NSOM) with a pulsed laser source in this study. To understand the dominant mechanisms for the generation of the nano-patterns, a series of experimental measurement of the size and shape of nano-patterns generated on targets under different experimental conditions with different targets is conducted. The characteristic dimensions of nano-patterns show dependence on optical properties of the target material. The qualitative trend of the variation of nano-patterns as a function of laser and material conditions indicates that the dominant mechanisms for the generation of nano-patterns through a combination of nanosecond laser and an apertured NSOM under different conditions studied is near field laser-material interaction.

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