Special Issue "Laser Ablation: Materials and Applications"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Manufacturing Processes and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Nikša Krstulović Website E-Mail
Institute of Physics, Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: laser-produced plasmas; low pressure and atmospheric nonthermal plasmas; plasma diagnostics and applications; laser synthesis of nanoparticles in liquids

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor

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

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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