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 publicationICALEO® 2004
Subtitle of host publication23rd International Congress on Laser Materials Processing and Laser Microfabrication
EditorsRajesh Patel
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherLaser Institute of America
ISBN (Print)9780912035772
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd International Congress on Laser Materials Processing and Laser Microfabrication - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 4 Oct 20047 Oct 2004
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Conference

Conference23rd International Congress on Laser Materials Processing and Laser Microfabrication
Abbreviated titleICALEO 2004
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period4/10/047/10/04
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