Laser Modification of the Wettability Characteristics of Engineering Materials (Engineering Materials Series ERS Publication 3)
Chapter 1 Laser Fundamentals and Contemporary Industrial Lasers.
1.1 Laser operating principles.
1.2 Contemporary industrial lasers.
1.3 Laser beam properties.
Chapter 2 Basic Background Theory of Wettability, Adhesion, and Bonding.
2.2 Wetting and contact angle.
2.3 Surface energy and the dispersive/polar characteristics.
2.4 The bonding of liquids and solids.
Chapter 3 Laser Surface Modification of Selected Composite Materials for Improved Wettability Characteristics.
3.2 Experimental procedures.
3.3 The effects of high-power diode laser radiation on the wettability characteristics of ordinary Portland cement.
3.4 The effects of laser radiation on the wettability and bonding characteristics of the Al2O3/SiO2-based composite material.
Chapter 4 High-Power Diode Laser Modifications of Selected Engineering Ceramic Materials for Improved Wettability Characteristics.
4.2 Experimental procedures.
4.3 High-power diode laser modification of the wettability characteristics of selected engineering ceramic materials.
4.4 Discussion of high-power diode laser wettability characteristics modification.
Chapter 5 Laser Modification of Selected Metallic Materials for Improved Wettability Characteristics.
5.2 Experimental procedures.
5.3 Effects of laser radiation on the wettability characteristics.
5.4 Discussion of laser-effected modification of wettability characteristics.
5.5 Bonding mechanisms between the high-power diode laser-treated mild steel and enamel.
Chapter 6 Laser Modification of Selected Polymer Materials for Improved Wettability Characteristics.
6.2 Experimental procedures.
6.3 Effects of laser radiation on wettability characteristics.
6.4 Discussion of laser-effected wettability characteristics modification.
Chapter 7 Practical Applications of Lasers for the Modification of Wettability Characteristics.
7.2 A two-stage ceramic tile grout sealing process.
7.3 The enamelling of ordinary Portland cement by means of high-power diode laser radiation.
7.4 The enamelling of carbon steel by means of high-power diode laser radiation.
Chapter 8 Conclusions.