This letter investigates a unique process to generate the enhanced laser shock with a higher pressure by applying an active liquid confinement — hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). The mechanism of fast chemical etching-assisted laser ablation is proposed. As a result, comparing with utilizing water as confinement, the efficiency of underwater laser shock peening of aluminum alloy 6061 is improved by 150%, and the ablation rate of pulse laser ablation of zinc is enhanced by 300%. This method breaks the major limitation of underwater pulsed laser processing caused by the breakdown plasma.
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Enhanced Laser Shock by an Active Liquid Confinement
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Liao, Y, & Cheng, GJ. "Enhanced Laser Shock by an Active Liquid Confinement." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference collocated with the 40th North American Manufacturing Research Conference and in participation with the International Conference on Tribology Materials and Processing. ASME 2012 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference. Notre Dame, Indiana, USA. June 4–8, 2012. pp. 539-544. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/MSEC2012-7372
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