Publication
Title
Laser-induced plasmas from the ablation of metallic targets: the problem of the onset temperature, and insights on the expansion dynamics
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Abstract
Laser-induced plasmas are transient systems rapidly aging in few nanoseconds of evolution. Time-of-flight spectrometry allowed studying initial plasma characteristics based on frozen translational degrees of freedom, hence overcoming intrinsic limitations of optical spectroscopy. Experimental ion velocity distributions were reconstructed as developed during the longitudinal plasma expansion. The obtained onset plasma temperatures are in the range of similar to 18-45 eV depending on the ablated metals. Also the ion angular spreads were found to be a function of ablated metal, e.g., the narrowest for Fe, the broadest for Al, due to different collisional coupling in the plasma population. (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of applied physics / American Institute of Physics. - New York, N.Y., 1937, currens
Publication
New York, N.Y. : American Institute of Physics, 2007
ISSN
0021-8979 [print]
1089-7550 [online]
Volume/pages
101:8(2007), 5 p.
Article Reference
083301
ISI
000246072200047
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 22.11.2017
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