Laser modification of the wettability characteristics of a biological stainless steel

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Abstract

This work elucidates and analyses the factors responsible for modifications to the wettability characteristics of a 316L stainless steel bio-metal following Nd:YAG laser treatment. It was found that interaction of Nd:YAG laser beam with the 316L stainless steel resulted in the wettability characteristics of the steel improving. Such improvements in the wettability characteristics of the 316L stainless steel were found to be due to: (i) modifications to the surface roughness; (ii) changes in the surface O2 content and (iii) the increase in the polar component of the surface energy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd international congress on applications of lasers and electro-optics 2004
EditorsRajesh Patel
PublisherLaser Institute of America
ISBN (Print)0912035773, 9780912035772
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 4 Oct 20047 Oct 2004

Publication series

NameICALEO 2004 - 23rd International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics, Congress Proceedings

Conference

Conference23rd International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics
Abbreviated titleICALEO 2004
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period4/10/047/10/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Lawrence, J., & Hao, L. (2004). Laser modification of the wettability characteristics of a biological stainless steel. In R. Patel (Ed.), Proceedings of the 23rd international congress on applications of lasers and electro-optics 2004 (ICALEO 2004 - 23rd International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics, Congress Proceedings). Laser Institute of America.