Controlled Evolution of Morphology and Microstructure in Laser Interference-Structured Zirconia

$48.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Download / Buy Article:

Abstract:

Tape-cast pseudo-cubic zirconia pellets were surface irradiated by two coherent interfering high-power short-pulse Nd:YAG laser beams. The interfering beams of the third harmonic with a wavelength of 355 nm of a 2.5-ns Q-switched laser produced a line-like intensity distribution with a periodic distance of 3.3 m due to the selected angle between the beams. The resulting nonuniform surface heating produced a microstructure consisting of ultrafine-grained zirconia with a grain size of about 10 nm within the top 100–200 nm depth of the treated surface region due to the high cooling rates during short-pulse laser processing (up to 1010 K/s). The surface morphology closely followed the microperiodic heat treatment provided by the interfering laser beams. The pore size distribution within the periodic surface morphology ranged from a few nanometers to a maximum of half of the periodic line distances.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1551-2916.2008.02449.x

Affiliations: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6083

Publication date: July 1, 2008

Related content

Tools

Favourites

Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more