Laser Processing of Polymers: Induced Effects and Functionalization

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Processing and Engineering".

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Laboratory “Micro and Nanophotonics”, Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Tzarigradsko shose blvd. 72, Sofia 1784, Bulgaria
Interests: short and ultrashort pulsed laser processing of polymer materials in air and liquid; laser-induced surface modification of morphological, structural and optical properties of polymers; characterization and functionalization of polymers treated with laser pulses; applications of modified polymers

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Laboratorio de Óptica (LO·UM), Centro de Investigación en Óptica y Nanofísica (CIOyN), Universidad de Murcia, 30100 Murcia, Spain
Interests: laser–polymer interaction mechanisms; laser micro- and nano-structuring of polymers; direct laser interference patterning in polymers; laser-induced period surface structures in polymers; applications of modified polymers; functional polymers
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Dear Colleagues,

Materials laser processing is a versatile tool for materials synthesis, modification, and structuring, involving in many cases multidisciplinary approaches. Lasers have been successfully applied to both fundamental and applied research at different length scales in the search for novel applications.

This Special Issue covers fundamental, applied, and technological aspects of the laser processing of polymers, aiming at the development of novel applications in the fields of optics, photonics, energy, microelectronics, biomedicine, and materials science.

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Keywords

  • laser ablation of polymers
  • laser micro-structuring of polymers
  • laser nano-structuring of polymers
  • laser texturing of polymers
  • laser polymerization
  • laser deposition of polymers
  • laser transfer and printing of polymers
  • modelling of laser processing of polymers
  • applications of polymers processed by laser

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12 pages, 3879 KiB  
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Combined Additive and Laser-Induced Processing of Functional Structures for Monitoring under Deformation
by Tawakalt Mayowa Akintola, Balaji Krishna Kumar and Tarik Dickens
Polymers 2023, 15(2), 443; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym15020443 - 14 Jan 2023
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Abstract
This research introduces a readily available and non-chemical combinatorial production approach, known as the laser-induced writing process, to achieve laser-processed conductive graphene traces. The laser-induced graphene (LIG) structure and properties can be improved by adjusting the laser conditions and printing parameters. This method [...] Read more.
This research introduces a readily available and non-chemical combinatorial production approach, known as the laser-induced writing process, to achieve laser-processed conductive graphene traces. The laser-induced graphene (LIG) structure and properties can be improved by adjusting the laser conditions and printing parameters. This method demonstrates the ability of laser-induced graphene (LIG) to overcome the electrothermal issues encountered in electronic devices. To additively process the PEI structures and the laser-induced surface, a high-precision laser nScrypt printer with different power, speed, and printing parameters was used. Raman spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy analysis revealed similar results for laser-induced graphene morphology and structural chemistry. Significantly, the 3.2 W laser-induced graphene crystalline size (La; 159 nm) is higher than the higher power (4 W; 29 nm) formation due to the surface temperature and oxidation. Under four-point probe electrical property measurements, at a laser power of 3.8 W, the resistivity of the co-processed structure was three orders of magnitude larger. The LIG structure and property improvement are possible by varying the laser conditions and the printing parameters. The lowest gauge factor (GF) found was 17 at 0.5% strain, and the highest GF found was 141.36 at 5%. Full article
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