The Interaction of Laser Light with Metals (Electron-Optical Phonon Interaction in Metals).

by Harold T. Yura

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A calculation of the time required for metals to vaporize when subjected to a laser beam. The time is of the order of 0.00000001 to 0.0000001 sec for transition metals such as iron and steel and of the order of 0.000000000001 to 0.00000000001 for simple metals such as sodium and copper

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