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Development and Experimental Assessment of a Model for the Material Deposition by Laser-Induced Forward Transfer

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Department of Biomolecular Systems, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Am Muehlenberg 1, 14476 Potsdam, Germany
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Department of System Dynamics and Friction Physics, Institute of Mechanics, Technical University of Berlin, Strasse des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
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Berlin School for Library and Information Science, Humboldt University of Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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Institute of Microstructure Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
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Appl. Sci. 2022, 12(3), 1361; https://doi.org/10.3390/app12031361
Received: 14 December 2021 / Revised: 24 January 2022 / Accepted: 25 January 2022 / Published: 27 January 2022
(This article belongs to the Section Applied Physics)
The potential to deposit minute amounts of material from a donor to an acceptor substrate at precise locations makes laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT) a frequently used tool within different research fields, such as materials science and biotechnology. While many different types of LIFT exist, each specialized LIFT application is based on a different underlying transfer mechanism, which affects the to-be-transferred materials in different ways. Thus, a characterization of these mechanisms is necessary to understand their limitations. The most common investigative methods are high-speed imaging and numerical modeling. However, neither of these can, to date, quantify the material deposition. Here, analytical solutions are derived for the contact-based material deposition by LIFT, which are based on a previously observed equilibrium state. Moreover, an analytical solution for the previously unrecognized ejection-based material deposition is proposed, which is detectable by introducing a distance between the donor and acceptor substrates. This secondary mechanism is particularly relevant in large scale production, since each deposition from a donor substrate potentially induces a local distance between the donor and acceptor substrates. View Full-Text
Keywords: transfer mechanisms; fluorescence imaging; vertical scanning interferometry transfer mechanisms; fluorescence imaging; vertical scanning interferometry
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Paris, G.; Bierbaum, D.; Paris, M.; Mager, D.; Loeffler, F.F. Development and Experimental Assessment of a Model for the Material Deposition by Laser-Induced Forward Transfer. Appl. Sci. 2022, 12, 1361. https://doi.org/10.3390/app12031361

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Paris G, Bierbaum D, Paris M, Mager D, Loeffler FF. Development and Experimental Assessment of a Model for the Material Deposition by Laser-Induced Forward Transfer. Applied Sciences. 2022; 12(3):1361. https://doi.org/10.3390/app12031361

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Paris, Grigori, Dominik Bierbaum, Michael Paris, Dario Mager, and Felix F. Loeffler. 2022. "Development and Experimental Assessment of a Model for the Material Deposition by Laser-Induced Forward Transfer" Applied Sciences 12, no. 3: 1361. https://doi.org/10.3390/app12031361

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