Special sessions

Special Session: "Laser Ablation and Processing in Liquids"

Session organizers (alphabetically):

Prof. habil. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Barcikowski, Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Prof. Katharine Tibbetts, Chemistry Department, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA

Prof. Hiroshi Yoshikawa, Osaka University, Japan

Prof Leonid V. Zhigilei, University of Virginia, USA

Short description:

Lasers and liquids form a beautiful liaison: Laser synthesis and processing of colloids is an emerging field, including laser ablation, photochemistry, fragmentation, melting in liquid to create nano- and submicron particles with unparalleled properties, as well as crystal growth and light-guided synthesis in liquids. Application of laser-made nanoparticle building blocks has recently approached commercialization in the field of catalysis, and first successful in vivo bio-applications have been demonstrated. In addition, fundamental theoretical and experimental studies to discover the underlying plasma physics, non-equilibrium chemistry, and particle formation mechanisms drive this comparably young field. You are highly welcome to this special session, to present, meet, and vividly discuss recent progress with your peers!