Academic Article


  • 2018

The emission of ultrafine carbonaceous particles during the laser cutting of fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) composite materials was investigated. The study was based on characterization of air contaminants emitted during laser cutting of an epoxy-based CFRP material with respect to particle size distribution, particle morphology, and chemical composition. Results indicate that about 90% of the total particulate mass is present as fine particulate matter with an aerodynamic cut-off diameter of 0.25 μm, and considerable amounts of ultrafine carbonaceous particulate matter dominated by organic carbon are emitted during high-power laser cutting of CFRP.

Noskov, Aleksey; Thomassen, Yngvar; Berlinger, Balazs; Olsen, Raymond; Ervik, Torunn Kringlen; Weinbruch, Stephan; Gilmutdinov, Albert
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 411(2): 305–313
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