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Title: Laser induced heating and emission of electrons from metallic targets
Authors: Bharuthram, R
Tripathi, V K
Keywords: laser
metallic target
electrons
when the laser
emission
heating and emission
Issue Date: 1999
Citation: Physics Letters A, 259(3-4), 276–279
Abstract: A high power laser incident on a metallic target heats the electrons in the skin layer within a few ps. For a specific dependence of electron–phonon collision frequency on electron temperature, vxte1/2 the steady state electron temperature profile turns out to be an exponential function of depth. The heated electrons raise the rate of thermionic emission. When the laser is significantly converted into a surface plasma wave the rate of heating and emission is considerably enhanced.
URI: http://eprint.iitd.ac.in/dspace/handle/2074/703
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