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Laser-ablation and induced nanoparticle synthesis

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  23 October 2013

Dimitri Batani*
Université Bordeaux, CNRS, CEA, CELIA (Centre Lasers Intenses et Applications), UMR 5107, Talence, France
Tommaso Vinci
LULI, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
Davide Bleiner
Institute for Applied Physics, University of Bern, Berne, Switzerland
Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Dimitri Batani, University Bordeaux, CEA, CNRS, Centre Laser Intense at Applications, UMR 5107, F-33405 Talence, France. E-mail:


Laser pulses are largely used for processing and analysis of materials and in particular for nano-particle synthesis. This paper addresses fundamentals of the generation of nano-materials following specific thermodynamic paths of the irradiated material. Computer simulations using the hydro code MULTI and the SESAME equation of state have been performed to follow the dynamics of a target initially heated by a short laser pulse over a distance comparable to the metal skin depth.

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