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Realisation of a biocompatible diffraction grating using an ArF excimer laser (2020)
Journal Article
Aesa, A. A., & Walton, C. D. (2020). Realisation of a biocompatible diffraction grating using an ArF excimer laser. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 871(1), https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/871/1/012058

We report the fabrication of a bio-compatible diffraction grating made out chitosan, a derivative of chitin. The diffraction grating has been realised by laser ablation using 193 nm excimer laser. Thin spun coated chitosan films 520 nm thick were use... Read More about Realisation of a biocompatible diffraction grating using an ArF excimer laser.

193 nm ArF laser ablation and patterning of chitosan thin films (2018)
Journal Article
Aesa, A., & Walton, C. (2018). 193 nm ArF laser ablation and patterning of chitosan thin films. Applied physics. A, Materials science & processing, 124(6), https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-018-1859-z

This paper reports laser ablation studies on spin coated bio polymer chitosan films, β-l,4-1inked 2-amino-2-deoxy-D-glucopyranose. Chitosan has been irradiated using an ArF laser emitting at 193 nm. An ablation threshold of FT = 858 mJcm-2 has been... Read More about 193 nm ArF laser ablation and patterning of chitosan thin films.

Photothermal colloid antibodies for shape-selective recognition and killing of microorganisms (2013)
Journal Article
Borovička, J., Metheringham, W. J., Madden, L. A., Walton, C. D., Stoyanov, S. D., & Paunov, V. N. (2013). Photothermal colloid antibodies for shape-selective recognition and killing of microorganisms. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135(14), 5282-5285. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja400781f

We have developed a class of selective antimicrobial agents based on the recognition of the shape and size of the bacterial cells. These agents are anisotropic colloid particles fabricated as negative replicas of the target cells which involve templa... Read More about Photothermal colloid antibodies for shape-selective recognition and killing of microorganisms.

VUV 157 nm laser ablation of composite structures (2010)
Journal Article
Cockcroft, S., Walton, C. D., & Zakaria, R. (2010). VUV 157 nm laser ablation of composite structures. Applied physics. A, Materials science & processing, 101(2), 379-383. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-010-5831-9

We report on the laser ablation of composite prismatic structures using a vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) 157 nm F 2 laser. Polycarbonate and CR-39 substrates have been intentionally seeded with silver wires and silicon carbide whiskers respectively. The s... Read More about VUV 157 nm laser ablation of composite structures.

Inscription of fibre Bragg gratings in non-sensitised fibres using VUV F2 laser radiation (2008)
Journal Article
Dyer, P. E., Johnson, A. M., & Walton, C. D. (2008). Inscription of fibre Bragg gratings in non-sensitised fibres using VUV F2 laser radiation. Optics express, 16(23), 19297-19303. doi:10.1364/OE.16.019297

We report the inscription of fibre Bragg gratings in non-sensitised SMF 28 and HI 980 fibre by exposure to VUV F2 laser radiation at 157nm. The modulated effective refractive index change Δneff deduced from the shift in the grating reflection peaks w... Read More about Inscription of fibre Bragg gratings in non-sensitised fibres using VUV F2 laser radiation.

Ionization in vacuum ultraviolet F2 laser ablated polymer plumes (2007)
Journal Article
Dyer, P. E., Pervolaraki, M., Walton, C. D., Lippert, T., Kuhnke, M., & Wokaun, A. (2008). Ionization in vacuum ultraviolet F2 laser ablated polymer plumes. Applied physics. A, Materials science & processing, 90(3), 403-409. doi:10.1007/s00339-007-4341-x

An experimental investigation of ion generation in the 157-nm vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) F-2 laser ablation of three selected polymers - glycidyl azide polymer (GAP), a triazene polymer (TP6) and polyimide - is described. An ion collector probe is used... Read More about Ionization in vacuum ultraviolet F2 laser ablated polymer plumes.