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Laser ablation and induced nano-particle synthesis

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Review article (peer-reviewed)
Author Batani Dimitri, Vinci Tommaso, Bleiner Davide,
Project "ELAN" - EUV Laser for Actinic Nano-imaging.
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Review article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Laser and Particle Beams
Title of proceedings Laser and Particle Beams


Laser pulses are largely used for processing and analysis of materials and in particular for nano-particle synthesis. This paper addresses fundamentals of the generation of nano-materials following specific thermodynamic paths of the irradiated material. Computer simulations using the hydro code MULTI and the SESAME equation of state have been performed to follow the dynamics of a target initially heated by a short laser pulse over a distance comparable to the metal skin depth.