Angular distributions of silver ions and neutrals emitted in vacuum by laser ablation
OFD, Risø National Laboratory, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark
2 Department of Physics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
Accepted: 30 September 1997
The angular distributions for the ions as well as the total flux have been measured in situ for silver irradiated by a pulsed UV laser at 355 nm. We have determined the distribution of neutrals in the intensity range from to for the first time and found that the well-known peak of ejected particles along the normal is composed of ions alone.
PACS: 79.20.Ds – Laser-beam impact phenomena
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