Submitting Campus

Daytona Beach

Department

Department of Mathematics

Document Type

Article

Publication/Presentation Date

2013

Abstract/Description

Laser ablation is a versatile and widespread technique, applied in an increasing number of medical, industrial and analytical applications. A hydrodynamic multiphase model describing nanosecond-laser ablation (ns- LA) is outlined. The model accounts for target heating and mass removal mechanisms as well as plume expansion and plasma formation. A copper target is placed in an ambient environment consisting of helium and irradiated by a nanosecond-laser pulse. The effect of variable laser settings on the ablation process is explored in 1-D numerical simulations.

Publication Title

Electronic Journal of Differential Equations

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