Pulsed laser ablation of silver: Ion dynamics in the plasma plume

M. Esposito, T. Lippert, C. W. Schneider, A. Wokaun, T. Donnelly, J. G. Lunney, H. Tellez, J. M. Vadillo, J. J. Laserna

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The ion dynamics of silver ablated using 355 and 193nm pulsed laser irradiation in vacuum has been investigated by usinga Langmuir probe and quadrupole mass spectrometry. The kinetic energies of the ablated silver ions were measured to be between 5 and 40 eV depending on the laser fluence. In addition, the angular distributions of ablated species showed that ionic species are preferentially ejected along the surface normal and the corresponding plasma temperature T ≈ 0.7 eV agrees well for both techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-680
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Esposito, M., Lippert, T., Schneider, C. W., Wokaun, A., Donnelly, T., Lunney, J. G., ... Laserna, J. J. (2010). Pulsed laser ablation of silver: Ion dynamics in the plasma plume. Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 12(3), 677-680.