Laser induced unzipping: A thermal route to polymer ablation

Blanchet, Graciela B.; Fincher Jr., C.R.
September 1994
Applied Physics Letters;9/5/1994, Vol. 65 Issue 10, p1311
Academic Journal
Investigates the ablation of polytetraflouroethylene and polymethylmethacrylate using pulsed ultraviolet laser. Plume composition of products emitted under laser irradiation; Similarity between the ablative and pyrolisis mass spectra; Implications of the slow decomposition rate constant for initiation.


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