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 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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