Applied Physics A

, Volume 95, Issue 2, pp 453–456

Atypical behaviour of the surface hardness and the elastic modulus of a phosphate glass matrix under 193 nm laser irradiation

Authors

  • Irini Michelakaki
    • Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas
    • Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00339-008-4905-4

Cite this article as:
Michelakaki, I. & Pissadakis, S. Appl. Phys. A (2009) 95: 453. doi:10.1007/s00339-008-4905-4

Abstract

The effect of 193 nm excimer laser radiation on the Knoop hardness and the elastic modulus of an ultra-phosphate glass is presented here. The experimental results reveal that the glass matrix undergoes a significant softening and volume dilation process for highly accumulated energy doses, where the Knoop hardness reduces by more than 15%, while following a single photon absorption rule. Further, during the early stages of the exposure a slight hardening process is observed. Finally, the elastic modulus is correlated with respect to the measured Knoop hardness.

PACS

61.80.Ba61.82.Ms62.20.de62.20.mj42.70.Ce

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