Phase transition at low fluences in laser desorption of organic solids: a molecular dynamics study

Prasad B.S. Kodali, Leonid V. Zhigilei, Barbara J. Garrison

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Abstract

Molecular dynamics of a short pulse laser irradiation of a molecular crystal are performed to investigate the dependence of the mechanism of ejection on laser fluence. We find that at low laser fluences molecules are desorbed from a thin surface layer of solid sample. An increase in the laser fluence leads to the melting of the surface region and desorption occurs from an overheated melted state. An additional increase of the fluence leads to the ablation when the laser-induced pressure and phase explosion of the overheated liquid drives a collective ejection of a significant volume of irradiated material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-171
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Volume153
Issue number1-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 4th International Conference on Computer Simulation of Radiation Effects in Solids (COSIRES) - Okayama, Jpn
Duration: Sep 15 1998Sep 19 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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