Since reflective thin metal films operate at grazing incidence conditions, absorption of the light occurs in the top part of the Ru mirrors (~1 – 10 nm). Hybrid multi-scale modeling of target evolution after irradiation is performed. The model takes into account photoabsorption and non-equilibrium electron cascading occurring on a fs timescale, thermal diffusion and electron-phonon energy exchange on a ps timescale and lattice dynamics up to ns timescale.
Different photon energies result into qualitatively different absorbed energy profiles by the time of thermalization of the electronic system. The effects of such a difference on the hydrodynamical evolution and eventual damage of Ru are discussed. Details of processes such as melting, cavitation, ablation and recrystallization are revealed for selected photon energies. The results show good qualitative agreement with the experimental observations on Ru ablation.
|Publication status||Published - 30 Oct 2019|
|Event||Applied Computational Sciences, ACOS 2019 - DIFFER, Eindhoven, Netherlands|
Duration: 30 Oct 2019 → 30 Oct 2019
|Conference||Applied Computational Sciences, ACOS 2019|
|Abbreviated title||ACOS 2019|
|Period||30/10/19 → 30/10/19|