Letter | Published:

Ordering of Microcraters produced by a Laser on a Metal Surface

Nature volume 222, pages 10581060 (14 June 1969) | Download Citation

Subjects

Abstract

Q-SWITCHED laser pulses focused on to a metal cause microcraters at the surface1,2. This communication deals with the formation and arrangement of microcraters produced by an unfocused pulse of power density 100 MW/cm2. The pulses, of width 1.0 × 10−8 s, were generated by a ruby laser, Q-switched by vanadyl phthalocyanine.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1.

    , and , J. Appl. Phys., 36, 1014 (1966).

  2. 2.

    , and , Nature, 218, 150 (1968).

  3. 3.

    , Introduction to Laser Physics, 95 (Wiley, New York, 1966).

  4. 4.

    , and , in Prog, in Dielectrics, 7, 115 (Heywood, 1967).

  5. 5.

    , J. Appl. Phys., 32, 2399 (1961).

  6. 6.

    , and , Brit. J. Appl. Phys., 17, 1025 (1966).

  7. 7.

    , and , Proc. Phys. Soc., 73, 508 (1959).

  8. 8.

    , Direct Current, 36 (September 1958).

  9. 9.

    , J. Appl. Phys., 37, 4962 (1966).

  10. 10.

    , Phys. Rev. Lett., 2, 83 (1959).

  11. 11.

    , Phys. Fluids, 6, 48 (1963).

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

  1. Surface Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge.

    • T. J. BASTOW

Authors

  1. Search for T. J. BASTOW in:

About this article

Publication history

Received

Revised

Published

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/2221058a0

Further reading

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.