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Title: Laser-induced gas plasma machining

Techniques for removing material from a substrate are provided. A laser beam is focused at a distance from the surface to be treated. A gas is provided at the focus point. The gas is dissociated using the laser energy to generate gas plasma. The substrate is then brought in contact with the gas plasma to enable material removal.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1400251
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC LLNL
Patent Number(s):
9,790,090
Application Number:
13/797,495
Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Mar 12
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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