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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 1996
  • pp: 965–972

Heating and destruction of metallic particles exposed to intense laser radiation

Anatoly P. Prishivalko, Ludmila G. Astafieva, and Svetlana T. Leiko  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 6, pp. 965-972 (1996)

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The heating of a laser-irradiated solid aluminum particle to boiling or to temperatures that exceed boiling is analyzed theoretically and numerically by solution of the heat-transport equation. Two different criteria of particle destruction are considered. The temperature distributions inside the particles depending on the intensity values and particle sizes are presented. It is shown that at the start of heating the contribution of heat exchange plays the dominant role, but as the boiling point is approached the contribution of vaporization plays the main role.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 13, 1995
Revised Manuscript: June 19, 1995
Published: February 20, 1996

Anatoly P. Prishivalko, Ludmila G. Astafieva, and Svetlana T. Leiko, "Heating and destruction of metallic particles exposed to intense laser radiation," Appl. Opt. 35, 965-972 (1996)

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