Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 29, Issue 24, pp 6543–6547 | Cite as

Laser treatment of magnesium

  • A. Koutsomichalis
  • L. Saettas
  • H. Badekas


Magnesium alloy (AZ31B) was irradiated in air using a pulsed KrF excimer laser. The surface of the irradiated magnesium exhibited a wavy topography and its surface roughness was found to depend on the laser power density. The corrosion behaviour of the laser-treated magnesium was studied and it was found to be slightly better than that of the untreated magnesium.


Polymer Magnesium Surface Roughness Power Density Laser Power 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Koutsomichalis
    • 1
  • L. Saettas
    • 1
  • H. Badekas
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Physical MetallurgyNational Technical University of AthensZografouGreece

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