Using UV Laser Surface Treatment to Modify the Wettability Characteristics of Polyamide 6,6 and its Effects on Osteoblast Cell Activity

By: David G. Waugh and Jonathan Lawrence Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, UK Lincoln School of Engineering, University of Lincoln, UK The need for biological implants grows year upon year and it has been realized that there is a drive within the biomedical industry for cheaper and easier to manufacture products. This […]

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Surface Plasmon Polaritons for Micro and Nano-Texturing of Metal Surfaces

BY: L. Mellor, S.P. Edwardson, W. Perrie, G. Dearden, K.G. Watkins Laser Group, Department of Engineering, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GQ, UK A study has been carried out on the production of micron and sub-micron features on the surface of a range of metallic materials through laser illumination. Possible application areas for such […]

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Texturing structures of Ti films by multiple femtosecond laser pulses

By: Yongguang Huang Femtosecond laser texturing has proved to be a particularly powerful method for creating a wide variety of surface structures on the metal films, such as a hollow microbump-nanojet sturcture and disk-column-nanodroplet structure on the gold films. The process of femtosecond laser texturing does not rely on material removal, but on hydrodynamic flow […]

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Wettability Characteristics Variation of PMMA by Means of CO2 Laser Generated Surface Patterns

Research to use laser patterning to modify the surface of polymers to improve wettability and adhesion

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