Laser Processing of Materials

Fundamentals, Applications and Developments

  • Peter Schaaf

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 139)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Peter Schaaf
    Pages 1-3
  3. Michelle Shinn
    Pages 5-20
  4. Ettore Carpene, Daniel Höche, Peter Schaaf
    Pages 21-47
  5. Ion N. Mihailescu, Jörg Hermann
    Pages 49-88
  6. Christof W. Schneider, Thomas Lippert
    Pages 89-112
  7. Jürgen Reif
    Pages 113-129
  8. Paolo M. Ossi, Maria Dinescu
    Pages 131-167
  9. Jürgen Ihlemann
    Pages 169-187
  10. Frank E. Livingston, Henry Helvajian
    Pages 189-224
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 225-231

About this book


Laser materials processing has made tremendous progress and is now at the forefront of industrial and medical applications. The book describes recent advances in smart and nanoscaled materials going well beyond the traditional cutting and welding applications. As no analytical methods are described the examples are really going into the details of what nowadways is possible by employing lasers for sophisticated materials processing giving rise to achievements not possible by conventional materials processing.


Laser material interactions Laser materials processing Laser micromachining Laser nanotechnology Laser plasma interactions Rapid Prototyping cutting laser machining nanostructure nanotechnology optics sintering thin film

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Schaaf
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Werkstofftechnik und, Zentrum für Mikro- und NanotechnologienTU IlmenauIlmenauGermany

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