The fabrication of functional microstructures on surfaces by laser enables unique material properties and is presently a leading research topic. This work addresses the production of functional hierarchical microstructures on carbon fibre reinforced polymer composites in order to control the wettability properties of the material. Two-beam Direct Laser Interference Patterning using either ultraviolet (263 nm) or infrared (1053 nm) nanosecond laser source is employed to produce melt-free and well-defined hierarchical microstructures on carbon fibre reinforced plastics. The resulting water contact angles after thin film deposition of 1H,1H,2H,2H-Perflorodecyl-triethoxysilane were analysed with respect to structure depth and quality. The maximum static contact angle of 171° is demonstrated for dual hierarchical microstructures composed of 11 µm deep large-scale pillars, covered by 1.7 µm pillars, both fabricated in a single step.
|Journal||Applied Surface Science|
|Early online date||28 Nov 2019|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2020|
FunderThis work was supported by European Structural and Investing Funds, Operational Programme Research, Development and Education (Grant agreement NO CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/15_006/0000674), and from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant agreement NO 739573). This work was also supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (Program NPU I Project No. LO1602).
- Direct laser interference patterning
- Surface functionalization
- Carbon fibre reinforced plastics
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films