Comparison of the structural and chemical composition of two unique micro/nanostructures produced by femtosecond laser interactions on nickel

Craig A. Zuhlke, Troy P. Anderson, Dennis R. Alexander

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Abstract

The structural and chemical composition of two unique microstructures formed on nickel, with nanoscale features, produced using femtosecond laser surface processing (FLSP) techniques is reported in this paper. These two surface morphologies, termed mounds and nanoparticle-covered pyramids, are part of a larger class of self-organized micro/nanostructured surfaces formed using FLSP. Cross-sections of the structures produced using focused ion beam milling techniques were analyzed with a transmission electron microscope. Both morphologies have a solid core with a layer of nanoparticles on the surface. Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy by scanning transmission electron microscopy studies reveal that the nanoparticles are a nickel oxide, while the core material is pure nickel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number121603
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume103
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 16 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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