Micro/Nano-Structuring of Medical Stainless Steel using Femtosecond Laser Pulses

C. Y. Lin, C. W. Cheng, K. L. Ou

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The medical stainless steel (SUS 304) surface is irradiated by femtosecond laser pulses with linear or circular polarization to form nanostructure-covered conical microstructures. The mean spacing of the conical microstructures and the type of the nanostructure can be controlled by the laser-processing parameters. The liquid test (water and normal-saline solution) demonstrates that the process provides a fast single-step structuring method to generate hydrophobic-enhanced metal parts. The biocompatibility test demonstrated that the femtosecond laser micro/nano- structuring surfaces have excellent biocompatibility properties compared to an untreated surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-668
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Femtosecond laser
  • Hydrophobic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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