Microstructure and mechanical properties of titanium subjected to direct laser interference lithography

Donata Kuczyńska-Zemła , Piotr Kwaśniak , Agata Sotniczuk , Maciej Spychalski , Piotr Wieciński , Joanna Zdunek , Roman Ostrowski , Halina Garbacz


This study concerns a detailed cross-section microstructural analysis conducted by combining complementary methods such as FIB, SEM, EDS and STEM on different scales in order to elucidate the impact of direct laser interference lithography on the microstructure and surface chemistry of a Ti substrate after laser patterning. Special attention was paid to correlate the mechanical properties determined by the nanoindentation tests with the microstructure and phase composition analysed using GI-XRD. Direct laser interference lithography surface texturing results in the formation of a thin (1–1.5 μm), continuous layer with lath-like grains. The GI-XRD analysis showed no changes in phase composition, which is in agreement with our previous results. Furthermore, laser patterning led to an increase in the nano-hardness of the surface (from 2.8 GPa to 6.6 GPa) that is mainly related to the changes that took place in the microstructure. The results presented are important to an evaluation of laser-patterned surfaces in biomedical applications, as their ultimate use depends not only on topographical changes but also mechanical properties variations as well as microstructure evolution which affects its electrochemical properties.
Author Donata Kuczyńska-Zemła (FMSE / DMD)
Donata Kuczyńska-Zemła,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Piotr Kwaśniak (FMSE / DMD)
Piotr Kwaśniak,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Agata Sotniczuk (FMSE / DMD)
Agata Sotniczuk,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Maciej Spychalski (FMSE / DMD)
Maciej Spychalski,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Piotr Wieciński (FC / CChT)
Piotr Wieciński,,
- Chair of Chemical Technology
, Joanna Zdunek (FMSE / DMD)
Joanna Zdunek,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Roman Ostrowski - Institute of Optoelectronics, Military University of Technology (IOE) [Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna im. Jarosława Dąbrowskiego (WAT)] [Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna im. Jarosława Dąbrowskiego (WAT)]
Roman Ostrowski,,
- Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna im. Jarosława Dąbrowskiego
, Halina Garbacz (FMSE / DMD)
Halina Garbacz,,
- Division of Materials Design
Journal seriesSurface and Coatings Technology, ISSN 0257-8972, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishTitanium, Laser surface texturing, Microstructure characterization, Nanoindentation, Mechanical properties
ASJC Classification2505 Materials Chemistry; 2508 Surfaces, Coatings and Films; 3110 Surfaces and Interfaces; 3104 Condensed Matter Physics; 1600 General Chemistry
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0257897219301719
Languageen angielski
DKuczynskaZemla.pdf 2.5 MB
Score (nominal)100
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 100.0, 20-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 3; WoS Citations = 1; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.359; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 3.192 (2) - 2018=3.11 (5)
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