The authors would like to acknowledge Drs. S. I. Shah, C. L. Jackson and K. H. Gardner for their contributions to the work, Ms. R. Kaczmarczyk and Ms. G. Raty for their able technical assistance and Dr. D. Eaton for the critical reading of the manuscript.
Thin-film fabrication by laser ablation of addition polymers†
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
Copyright © 1994 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 6, Issue 11, pages 881–887, November 1994
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Blanchet, G. B. and Fincher, C. R. (1994), Thin-film fabrication by laser ablation of addition polymers. Adv. Mater., 6: 881–887. doi: 10.1002/adma.19940061120
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
Laser ablation can be used to deposit polymer thin films, in addition to its widespread application for the deposition of inorganic materials. The production of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) films by evaporation of the solid polymer target with a pulsed UV laser is described. The composition and morphology of the films, the lasertarget interaction, and the film characterization are discussed. Finally, possible routes are considered for how the ablation proceeds.