The distribution of O and N in the surface region of laser-patterned titanium revealed by atom probe tomography
Journal article, 2021

Direct Laser Interference Lithography (DLIL) has shown to be a promising technique to chemically and physically alter the surface of titanium. In this work, atom probe tomography analysis was performed on DLIL-treated titanium to obtain the chemical composition of the surface in maxima and minima interference positions. The analysis revealed that a multilayer structure consisting of oxide/oxynitride is formed at both positions; however, the chemical composition is altered differently between the two. The observed difference is believed to be due to an uneven heating and temperature distribution, which is demonstrated by thermal simulations.


Atom probe tomography

Bone implant

Laser treatment



D. Kuczyńska-Zemła

Warsaw University of Technology

Gustav Sundell

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry

M. Zemła

Warsaw University of Technology

Martin Andersson

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry

H. Garbacz

Warsaw University of Technology

Applied Surface Science

0169-4332 (ISSN)

Vol. 562 150193

Subject Categories

Inorganic Chemistry

Materials Chemistry

Other Physics Topics



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