Special Issue "Laser Ablation: Materials and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: laser-produced plasmas; low pressure and atmospheric nonthermal plasmas; plasma diagnostics and applications; laser synthesis of nanoparticles in liquids
Since the discovery of laser in 1960 by Theodore H. Maiman, many laser-based phenomena and techniques for advanced material synthesis and characterization have been built for a broad range of applications.
Laser ablation is a process of material removal via intense laser pulses, and it often leads to a formation of plasma plume above the target surface. Plasma plume carries information about the target stoichiometric composition for sample quantitative analysis, while such plasmas can be analyzed using laser-based and related optical techniques.
In this Special Issue, fundamental processes of laser ablation over a broad range of laser types are ecompassed together with new material fabrication and processing for the development of advanced photovoltaics, surfaces with added values, superconducting thin films, colloidal nanoparticles, and nano- or microarrays via micromachining. Special focus is on two distinctive techniques: laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy and related techniques for materials analysis and pulsed laser deposition for new materials fabrication.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue—"Laser Ablation: Materials and Applications". Full original scientific papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome. Critical reviews in specific modern topics such as laser-induced breakdown quantitative spectroscopy, pulsed laser deposition, laser synthesis of nanoparticles in liquids, laser plasma-based extreme light sources, laser synthesis and processing of new materials, and laser-based techniques for analysis of laser plasmas are particularly welcome.
This Special Issue will provide recent trends in laser ablation processes and related applications in a broad range of new materials fabrication and analysis.
Dr. Nikša Krstulović
Manuscript Submission Information
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- laser ablation processes
- laser produced plasmas
- pulsed laser deposition
- laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy
- laser synthesis of nanoparticles
- laser processing of materials
- laser-based spectroscopies
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
1. Laser synthesis of composite nanoparticles of perovskite BaTiO3 with Au by laser ablation in aqueous solutions
B.A. Mukhametyanov1,2, M.I. Zhilnikova1,2, E.V. Barmina1, O.V. Uvarov1, Yu.L. Kalachev1, E. Stratakis3, E. Skoulas3, and G.A. Shafeev1,4,*
1 Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 38, Vavilov street, 119991 Moscow, Russian Federation
2 The Federal State Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education “Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (National Research University)”, 9, Institutsky lane, 141700, Dolgoprudny, Moscow region, Russian Federation
3 Institute of electronic structure and lasers, FORTH, Irakleon, Greece
4 National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), 31, Kashirskoye highway, 115409, Moscow, Russian Federation
Abstract: Laser synthesis of composite nanoparticles of perovskite BaTiO3 with gold nanoparticles is experimentally studied using the technique of laser ablation in water and aqueous solutions. Two approaches are applied for synthesis. In the first one a bulk Au target was ablated in the colloidal solution of perovskite nanoparticles generated by laser ablation of BaTiO3 target in water by either 1 ps or 200 ns laser pulses of infrared lasers. The second approach consisted in laser exposure of the mixture of colloidal solutions of nanoparticles of BaTiO3 and Au. Synthesized composite nanoparticles are characterized by optical spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. Composite BaTiO3-Au nanoparticles have the absorption band in the visible range of spectrum due to plasmon resonance of Au component.
2. another 3 planned feature papers by Professor John Costello (Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland), Processor Ion Mihailescu (National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Bucharest, Romania), and Professor Gerard O'Sullivan (University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)