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17 February 2017 Applications of laser-induced periodic surface structures (LIPSS)
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Laser-induced periodic surface structures (LIPSS, ripples) are a universal phenomenon that can be observed on almost any material after the irradiation by linearly polarized laser beams, particularly when using ultrashort laser pulses with durations in the picosecond to femtosecond range. During the past few years significantly increasing research activities have been reported in the field of LIPSS, since their generation in a single-step process provides a simple way of nanostructuring and surface functionalization towards the control of optical, mechanical or chemical properties. In this contribution current applications of LIPSS are reviewed, including the colorization of technical surfaces, the control of surface wetting, the tailoring of surface colonization by bacterial biofilms, and the improvement of the tribological performance of nanostructured metal surfaces.
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Jörn Bonse, Sabrina V. Kirner, Sandra Höhm, Nadja Epperlein, Dirk Spaltmann, Arkadi Rosenfeld, and Jörg Krüger "Applications of laser-induced periodic surface structures (LIPSS)", Proc. SPIE 10092, Laser-based Micro- and Nanoprocessing XI, 100920N (17 February 2017);

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