The melting process in gold was resolved using femtosecond electron diffraction. The results support a thermally-driven melting mechanism with homogeneous nucleation, which is in qualitative agreement with previous work on aluminum.
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R. Ernstorfer, M. Harb, C. T. Hebeisen, T. Dartigalongue, R. E. Jordan, L. Zhu, and R. J. Miller, " Femtosecond Electron Diffraction Study on the Melting Dynamics of Gold," in 15th International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper FB4.
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