Limit of overheating and the threshold behavior in laser ablation

Barbara J. Garrison, Tatiana E. Itina, Leonid V. Zhigilei

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The investigation of the threshold behavior in laser ablation by using constant temperature and pressure molecular dynamics simulations was discussed. It was found that there was a well defined fluence at which proper conditions for the phase transition could be attained when the laser fluence increases in ablation. The simulations suggest a computational pathway for exploring the microscopic nature of the homogeneous nucleation. The rate of nucleation in a narrow temperature range at approximately 90% of the critical temperature was found to increase sharply.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number041501
Pages (from-to)415011-415014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number4 1
StatePublished - Oct 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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