Animated sequences of snapshots from large-scale three-dimensional molecular dynamics simulations of laser ablation

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Thermal Confinement Regime, 150 ps laser pulses

Simulation at fluence that is 1.75 times the threshold for ablation
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Simulation at fluence just above the threshold for ablation
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Stress Confinement Regime, 15 ps laser pulses

Simulation at fluence that is 2.1 times the threshold for ablation
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Simulation at fluence that is 1.2 times the threshold for ablation
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Simulation at fluence just above the threshold for ablation
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Simulation at fluence below the threshold for ablation
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A detailed discussion of the simulations shown in this page is given in [ L. V. Zhigilei and B. J. Garrison, Microscopic Mechanisms of Laser Ablation of Organic Solids in the Thermal and Stress Confinement Irradiation Regimes, J. Appl. Phys. 88, 1281-1298 (2000), Abstract, Full Text: PDF (800 kB) ].

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Leonid V. Zhigilei - July 14, 2000