Animated sequence of snapshots from a TTM-MD simulation of laser-induced generation of sub-surface voids and nanocrystalline surface layer
Animated sequence of snapshots from a TTM-MD simulation of a Ag (001) target irradiated by a 100 fs laser pulse at an absorbed fluence of 0.085 J/cm2. The snapshots are shown for 0 to 2000 ps with a time resolution of 100 ps. The atoms are colored by their potential energies, so that most atoms in the crystalline part of the target are blue, the atoms in the melted part are green, and the atoms on free surfaces are red. Several snapshots from this animation are also shown in Fig. 2 of the paper.
C. Wu, M. S. Christensen, J.-M. Savolainen, P. Balling, and L. V. Zhigilei,
Generation of sub-surface voids and a nanocrystalline surface layer in femtosecond laser irradiation of a single crystal Ag target, Phys. Rev. B 91, 035413, 2015.
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