The resonance of invention of FTMC Department of Laser Technologies researchers in the prestigious Nature group journal „Scientific Reports“
Researchers from Department of Laser Technologies of Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC) with their invention of a new method of efficient laser energy use and its application to rapidly forming bio-inspired friction-reducing surfaces, published on November 26, 2018 in the prestigious Nature group journal “Scientific reports”proves once again that the Lithuanian scientific laser sector and Lithuanian scientists in the field of photonics are among the strongest in the world. The technology developed by researchers at FTMC Department of Laser Technologies is unique in the context of global photonics research, as only the highest quality scientific research and inventions are published in the international journal of science Nature.
Scientists dr. Gediminas Račiukaitis, dr. Mindaugas Gedvilas, dr. Marijus Brikas, dr. Paulius Gečys, Andrius Žemaitis, Mantas Gaidys during the implementation of the FUNSPACE project of the program “Future technologies” funded by Research Council of Lithuania, discovered a theoretical way to accurately predict the laser ablation / material removal process and to calculate the optimum processing point in the material, which created the precondition for experimental approach to the world record of laser ablation rate, recorded by the group of foreign scientists and published in Nature journal on September 1, 2016. Researchers at FTMC Department of Laser Technologies have also developed high-performance laser texturing technology within the frame of this project, for which formation the picosecond pulse duration laser of JSC Ekspla was used. This laser texturing technology can be successfully applied in the space industry in the future.