Laser assisted embedding of nanoparticles into metallic materials

Dong Lin, Sergey Suslov, Chang Ye, Yiliang Liao, C. Richard Liu, Gary J. Cheng

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This paper reports a methodology of half-embedding nanoparticles into metallic materials. Transparent and opaque nanoparticles are chosen to demonstrate the process of laser assisted nanoparticle embedding. Dip coating method is used to coat transparent or opaque nanoparticle on the surface of metallic material. Nanoparticles are embedded into substrate by laser irradiation. In this study, the mechanism and process of nanoparticle embedding are investigated. It is found both transparent and opaque nanoparticles embedding are with high densities and good uniformities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2289-2296
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes



  • Embedding
  • Laser processing
  • Nanoparticles
  • Simulation
  • Surface functionization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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