A study on matrix assisted pulsed evaporation (MAPLE) of organic materials

Andreea Matei, Stela Canulescu, Catalin Constantinescu, Jørgen Schou, Maria Dinescu

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Organic films can be produced either by MAPLE or directly by PLD (Pulsed laser deposition). For a reasonable deposition rate of ng/cm2 per pulse for film production by MAPLE a fluence of 1-1.5 J/cm2 is required at the laser wavelength of 355 nm, while the fluence can be considerably lower at 248 nm. At high fluence the deposition rate of proteins by MAPLE seems to decrease. The surface roughness is still an issue, but at low fluence it seems to be acceptable. The fragmentation rate increases with fluence, and seems to be less pronounced for MAPLE than for PLD. Also this issue is not yet resolved.
Original languageEnglish
JournalA I P Conference Proceedings Series
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)256-264
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational High-Power Laser Ablation (HPLA) Conference - Santa Fe, NM, United States
Duration: 30 Apr 20123 May 2012


ConferenceInternational High-Power Laser Ablation (HPLA) Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Fe, NM
Internet address


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