Microstructures induced by femtosecond laser pulses inside glasses

Dong Su, Nan Jiang, Jianrong Qiu, John Spence

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In this article, the chemical and structural changes inside soda-lime glasses induced by femtosecond (fs) laser pulsing have been reported, based on transmission electron microscopy and electron energy loss spectroscopy studies. Under fs-laser interaction, Na-rich phases are formed, and Na nanoparticles are also precipitated around the Na-rich phases. These findings demonstrate how powerful and efficient the fs-laser pulsing and interaction can be in making novel microstructures in soda-lime silicate glass, and they bridge the gap between the macroscale property changes and nanometer-scale structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1983-1988
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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