Nanoscopic Coulomb explosion in ultrafast graphite ablation
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The authors report single-shot femtosecond laser ablation experiments on the highly oriented pyrolitic graphite surface. The yield of positively charged carbon clusters has been measured by time-of-flight mass spectrometry. The reconstructed velocity distribution of atomic carbon ions indicates that the observed Coulomb explosion is most pronounced for fluences slightly above the damage threshold. Atomic force microscopy studies of the damage spots indicate nanoscopic removal of intact monolayers. The results imply a significant degree of charge localization on the surface graphite layers. (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Applied Physics Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2007|