In this paper, a direct fine patterning of ceramics at room temperature combining 2 kinds of laser microfabrication methods is proposed. The first method is called laser-induced forward transfer and the other is called laser shock imprinting. In the proposed method, a powder material is deposited by a laser shock wave; therefore, the process is applicable to a low-melting-point material, such as a polymer substrate. In the process, a carbon layer plays an important role in the ablation by laser irradiation to generate a shock wave. This shock wave gives high shock energy to the ceramic particles, and the particles would be deposited and solidified by high-speed collision with the substrate. In this study, we performed deposition experiments by changing the thickness of the carbon layer, laser energy, thickness of the alumina layer, and gap substrates. We compared the ceramic deposits after each experiment.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)