Annealing of biodegradable polymer induced by femtosecond laser micromachining

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

9 Scopus Citations
View graph of relations

Author(s)

  • Wai Yee Yeong
  • Kee Pah Lim
  • Gary Ka Lai Ng
  • Lay Poh Tan
  • Subbu S. Venkatraman

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)B89-B93
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Engineering Materials
Volume12
Issue number4
Online published23 Apr 2010
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Femtosecond laser is a potential tool for net shape processing of biodegradable polymers. However, laser processing of polymeric material is still a challenge and the effects induced by laser ablation needs to be investigated. Poly(e-caprolactone) was micromachined at high fluence and the heat affected zone was characterized. Two different phases of microstructure, namely the annealed spherulite zone and the amorphous zone, are found. © 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Citation Format(s)

Annealing of biodegradable polymer induced by femtosecond laser micromachining. / Yeong, Wai Yee; Lim, Kee Pah; Ka Lai Ng, Gary et al.
In: Advanced Engineering Materials, Vol. 12, No. 4, 04.2010, p. B89-B93.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review