Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.
You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.
After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.
Provides an updated overview of nanosecond and ultra-short laser-induced phenomena and the related diagnostics
Offers a strong interplay between experimental and theoretical investigations
Features a tutorial-like presentation which also serves as a reference for researchers and graduate students
The book grew from the lectures of the International School "Laser-surface interactions for new materials production: tailoring structure and properties" held in Venice (Italy) from 13 to 20 July, 2008. It is an updated overview concerning nanosecond and ultra-short laser-induced phenomena, and the related diagnostics. The principles of laser-surface interactions are discussed and the strong interplay between experimental and theoretical investigations highlighted. Material classes span from polymers to ceramics and metals, including piezoelectrics, ferroelectrics, biomaterials, glasses, functional coatings. Laser direct writing, lasers in cultural heritage and MAPLE are considered and computer modelling focuses on atomic-level simulations and on continuum models.