Atomic View of the Photoinduced Collapse of Gold and Bismuth
In: Ultrafast Phenomena XVI, Jg. 92 (2009) ; Nr. 2, S. 113-115
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Physik
Fakultät für Physik » Experimentalphysik
Two different mechanisms of photoinduced melting were studied by femtosecond electron diffraction. The structural response of gold indicates an electronically-induced increase of the melting temperature. Bismuth was found to disorder within one vibrational period.