Ruthenium under ultrafast laser excitation: Model and dataset for equation of state, conductivity, and electron-ion coupling

Yu Petrov, K. Migdal, N. Inogamov, V. Khokhlov, D. Ilnitsky, I. Milov*, N. Medvedev, V. Lipp, V. Zhakhovsky

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Interaction of ultrashort laser pulses with materials can bring the latter to highly non-equilibrium states, where the electronic temperature strongly differs from the ionic one. The properties of such excited material can be considerably different from those in a hot, but equilibrium state. The reliable modeling of laser-irradiated target requires careful analysis of its properties in both regimes. This paper reports a procedure which provides the equations of state of ruthenium using density functional theory calculations. The obtained data are fitted with analytical functions. The constructed equations of state are applicable in the one- and two-temperature regimes and in a wide range of densities, temperatures and pressures. The electron thermal conductivity and electron-phonon coupling factor are also calculated. The obtained analytical expressions can be used in two-temperature hydrodynamics modeling of Ru targets pumped by ultrashort laser pulses. The data is related to the research article “Similarity in ruthenium damage induced by photons with different energies: From visible light to hard X-rays” [1].

Original languageEnglish
Article number104980
JournalData in brief
Early online date13 Dec 2019
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020



  • Electron-phonon heat transfer
  • Equation of state
  • High electron temperature
  • Transition metal
  • Transport coefficients
  • Two-temperature model

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