Modeling CO2 laser ablation impulse of polymers in vapor and plasma regimes

Sinko, John E.; Phipps, Claude R.
September 2009
Applied Physics Letters;9/28/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 13, p131105
Academic Journal
An improved model for CO2 laser ablation impulse in polyoxymethylene and similar polymers is presented that describes the transition effects from the onset of vaporization to the plasma regime in a continuous fashion. Several predictions are made for ablation behavior.


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