On the mechanisms of wetting characteristics modification for selected metallic materials by means of high power diode laser radiation

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Abstract

The factors responsible for modifications to the wettability characteristics of metallic materials after high power diode laser (HPDL) treatment were analyzed. Interaction of EN3 and EN8 mild steel with HPDL radiation resulted in the wettability of mild steels. These changes were due to the modifications to the surface roughness, the increase in the polar component of the surface energy and changes in the surface O2 content. It was found that the surface roughness was the primary factor influencing the contact angle θ and therefore the wettability of the mild steels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-113
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Laser Applications
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • High power diode laser (HPDL)
  • Metal
  • Wettability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Instrumentation

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