JOM

, Volume 57, Issue 12, pp 46–50

The application of laser-induced multi-scale surface texturing

Authors

  • P. Gregory Engleman
    • the Department of Materials Science and Engineeringthe University of Tennessee at Knoxville
    • the Materials Processing Group in the Metals and Ceramics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Narendra B. Dahotre
    • the Department of Materials Science and Engineeringthe University of Tennessee at Knoxville
    • the Materials Processing Group in the Metals and Ceramics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Anil Kurella
    • the Department of Materials Science and Engineeringthe University of Tennessee
  • Anoop Samant
    • the Department of Materials Science and Engineeringthe University of Tennessee
  • Craig A. Blue
    • the Materials Processing Group in the Metals and Ceramics DivisionOak Ridge National Laboratory
Overview Surface Engineering

DOI: 10.1007/s11837-005-0182-2

Cite this article as:
Engleman, P.G., Dahotre, N.B., Kurella, A. et al. JOM (2005) 57: 46. doi:10.1007/s11837-005-0182-2

Abstract

Recently, there has been interest in controlling microstructure and surface texture on smaller and smaller scales. However, in nature, materials are organized on length scales varying from the nano- to the micro- and larger. In order to realize hierarchical structuring for use in biomedical and mechanical systems, two methods for producing multi-scale surface microstructures and physical textures are explained. The first investigates the use of a marking laser to produce multi-scale texturing of zirconia coatings on Ti-6Al-4V substrates and the second method discusses the design and challenges associated with laser interference surface texturing along with process and material factors controlling surface structures.

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