Single-stage sealing of ceramic tiles by means of high-power diode laser radiation

J. Lawrence, L. Li, R. E. Edwards, A. W. Gale

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Abstract

Single-stage sealing of ceramic tiles by means of high-power diode laser (HPDL) radiation was discussed. A 60 W HPDL was used to study the feasibility of sealing the void with a specially developed grout material. Tiles were sealed with power densities of 750 W/cm2 and at rates of 420 mm/min. The seals generated were found to be tough and inexpensive, and provided an amorphous and crack-free surface glaze.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-230
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Laser Applications
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bonding
  • Ceramic tiles
  • Enamel
  • Glaze
  • Grout
  • High-power diode laser (HPDL)
  • Vitrify
  • Wettability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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