TY - CHAP A1 - Petru-Edward Nica A2 - Stefan Andrei Irimiciuc A3 - Maricel Agop A4 - Silviu Gurlui A5 - Michael Ziskind A6 - Cristian Focsa ED1 - Tatiana E. Itina Y1 - 2017-12-21 PY - 2017 T1 - Experimental and Theoretical Studies on the Dynamics of Transient Plasmas Generated by Laser Ablation in Various Temporal Regimes N2 - Shortly after the demonstration of the first laser, the most intensely studied theoretical topics dealt with laser-matter interactions. Many experiments were undertaken to clarify the major ablation mechanisms. At the same time, numerous theoretical studies, both analytical and numerical, were proposed to describe these interactions. These studies paved the ways toward the development of numerous laser applications, ranging from laser micro- and nanomachining to material analysis, nanoparticle and nanostructure formation, thin-film deposition, etc. Recently, more and more promising novel fields of laser applications have appeared, including biomedicine, catalysis, photovoltaic cells, etc. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art in laser ablation, from its fundamental mechanisms to novel applications. BT - Laser Ablation SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.70759 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.70759 SN - 978-953-51-3700-9 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-05-09 ER -