Amorphization of silicon was confirmed which TEM after femtosecond laser irradiation. Since amorphous silicon is formed from undercooled liquid silicon, there is melting of the substrate even in the femtosecond regime.
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M. Li, J. Y. Jia, and C. V. Thompson, "Direct TEM observation of amorphous Si created by femtosecond laser irradiation," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CThD2.
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