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International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena
Pacific Grove, California United States
July 31, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-810-1
Ultrafast Electron Studies (FB)

Femtosecond Electron Diffraction Study on the Melting Dynamics of Gold

Ralph Ernstorfer, Maher Harb, Christoph T. Hebeisen, Thibault Dartigalongue, Robert E. Jordan, Lili Zhu, and R J. Miller


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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.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors

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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