|NUKLEONIKA 2012, 57(2):283-286
LASER ABLATED CARBON PLUME: EXPERIMENT AND MODELLING
Tomasz Moscicki, Jacek Hoffman, Zygmunt Szymanski
Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, 5B Pawińskiego Str., 02-106 Warsaw, Poland
Laser ablation of graphite is studied both theoretically and experimentally. Plasma temperature and electron density in the early phase of expansion into vacuum are measured as a function of distance from the target. The experimental results agree well with the theoretical simulations. The simulation of ablation shows that plasma plume considerably affects the ablation rate.