Ejection of atoms and molecules from highly excited CdS

A. Namiki, K. Watabe, H. Fukano, S. Nishigaki, T. Noda

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The main products, sulfur dimers (S2), sulfur atoms (S) and cadmium atoms (Cd), ejected from highly excited CdS, show Maxwellian velocity distributions characterized by an unusually low kinetic temperature, indicating that the laser induced damage of CdS in high-density electron-hole plasma does not undergo a thermal melting, but a direct solid-gas phase transition driven by dimerization of adjacent sulfur atoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L243-L248
JournalSurface Science Letters
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces


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