Role of Thermal Equilibrium Dynamics in Atomic Motion during Nonthermal Laser-Induced Melting

Xiaocui Wang, J C Ekström, Å U J Bengtsson, A Jarnac, A Jurgilaitis, Van-Thai Pham, D Kroon, H Enquist, J Larsson

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This study shows that initial atomic velocities as given by thermodynamics play an important role in the dynamics of phase transitions. We tracked the atomic motion during nonthermal laser-induced melting of InSb at different initial temperatures. The ultrafast atomic motion following bond breaking can in general be governed by two mechanisms: the random velocity of each atom at the time of bond breaking (inertial model), and the forces acting on the atoms after bond breaking. The melting dynamics was found to follow the inertial model over a wide temperature range.

Originalspråkengelska
Artikelnummer105701
TidskriftPhysical Review Letters
Volym124
Utgåva10
DOI
StatusPublished - 2020 mars 13

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Atom- och molekylfysik och optik
  • Den kondenserade materiens fysik

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