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Laser-induced forward transfer on compliant receivers

Laser-induced forward transfer on compliant receivers
Laser-induced forward transfer on compliant receivers
Laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT) is a technique for the transfer of materials in solid or liquid phase. During LIFT a thin film (donor) previously coated onto a transparent carrier substrate is transferred by the explosive expansion of a small part of the donor volume after the absorption of a laser pulse at the interface of donor and carrier, accelerating a part of the thin film (flyer) towards a receiving substrate (receiver) [1]. When transferring a solid flyer via LIFT, it is possible to preserve its phase and physical properties, however such an intact transfer also depends strongly on the mechanical properties of the flyer and the receiver, and the flyer’s velocity during transfer. For inelastic materials and high flyer velocities the resulting stresses on impact can exceed the flyer’s mechanical strength and thus cause its undesirable shattering. To mitigate this effect, we have introduced a compliant polymer film capping the receiver and have studied experimentally the effect of such a film on the morphology and adhesion of a LIFTed deposit. Furthermore we modelled via finite element software (Comsol Multiphysics®) the impact of a flyer onto such a receiver for different material parameters and transfer conditions, and compared it to the case of LIFT onto a bare glass receiver.
Feinäugle, M.
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Horak, P.
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Sones, C.L.
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Eason, R.W.
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Feinäugle, M.
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Horak, P.
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Sones, C.L.
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Eason, R.W.
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Feinäugle, M., Horak, P., Sones, C.L. and Eason, R.W. (2013) Laser-induced forward transfer on compliant receivers. 2013 Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics Europe & International Quantum Electronics Conference CLEO EUROPE/IQEC, Germany. 12 - 16 May 2013. (doi:10.1109/CLEOE-IQEC.2013.6801596).

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Abstract

Laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT) is a technique for the transfer of materials in solid or liquid phase. During LIFT a thin film (donor) previously coated onto a transparent carrier substrate is transferred by the explosive expansion of a small part of the donor volume after the absorption of a laser pulse at the interface of donor and carrier, accelerating a part of the thin film (flyer) towards a receiving substrate (receiver) [1]. When transferring a solid flyer via LIFT, it is possible to preserve its phase and physical properties, however such an intact transfer also depends strongly on the mechanical properties of the flyer and the receiver, and the flyer’s velocity during transfer. For inelastic materials and high flyer velocities the resulting stresses on impact can exceed the flyer’s mechanical strength and thus cause its undesirable shattering. To mitigate this effect, we have introduced a compliant polymer film capping the receiver and have studied experimentally the effect of such a film on the morphology and adhesion of a LIFTed deposit. Furthermore we modelled via finite element software (Comsol Multiphysics®) the impact of a flyer onto such a receiver for different material parameters and transfer conditions, and compared it to the case of LIFT onto a bare glass receiver.

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e-pub ahead of print date: May 2013
Additional Information: CM-P.29
Venue - Dates: 2013 Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics Europe & International Quantum Electronics Conference CLEO EUROPE/IQEC, Germany, 2013-05-12 - 2013-05-16
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 367794
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/367794
PURE UUID: 9dd03b43-7aa3-4e8f-a684-64c34fe66984
ORCID for P. Horak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8710-8764
ORCID for R.W. Eason: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9704-2204

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Date deposited: 06 Sep 2014 16:06
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 16:59

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