Shockwaves in Laser-assisted Manufacturing


The shockwave in laser-assisted manufacturing involves intense two-phase processes, and bears an extremely high temperature gradient in space. It could last a relatively short time, yet still has significant impact on the matter ablation process. Our work in this area provides great insight into internal shock wave structure across the plume-ambient gas interface, dual-mass penetration, shockwave-induced spatial confinement, and additive manufacturing.


Representative publications:


  1. Chong Li, Kelsey Burney, Kevin Bergler, Xinwei Wang, 2014, "Structural Evolution of Nanoparticles under Picosecond Stress Wave Consolidation," Computational Materials Science, Vol. 95, 74-83.

  2. Chong Li, Jianmei Wang, Xinwei Wang, 2014, "Shock Wave Confinement-induced Plume Temperature Increase in Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy," Physics Letters A, DOI: 10.1016/j.physleta.2014.06.049.

  3. Chong Li, Jingchao Zhang, Xinwei Wang, 2013, "Phase Change and Stress Wave in Picosecond Laser-material Interaction with Shock Wave Formation," Applied Physics A, DOI 10.1007/s00339-013-7770-8.

  4. S. Gacek and X. Wang, 2009, "Plume Splitting in Pico-second Laser-material Interaction under the Influence of Shock Wave," Physics Letters A, Vol. 373, pp. 3342-3349.

  5. S. Gacek and X. Wang, 2009, "Dynamics Evolution of Shock Wave in Laser-material Interaction," Applied Physics A, Vol. 94, pp. 675-690.

  6. L. Guo and X. Wang, 2008, “Effect of Molecular Weight and Density of Ambient Gas on Shock Wave in Laser-induced Surface Nanostructuring,” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 42, 015307.

  7. S. Gacek and X. Wang, 2008, "Secondary Shock Wave in Laser-material Interaction," Journal of Applied Physics, Communications, Vol. 104, 126101.

  8. X. Feng and X. Wang, 2007, "Nanodomain Shock Wave in Near-field Laser-material Interaction," Physics Letters A, Vol. 369, pp. 323–327.

  9. L. Zhang and X. Wang, 2008, "Dynamic Structure and Mass Penetration of Shock Wave in Picosecond Laser-Material Interaction," Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 47, pp. 964-968.