Laser-induced desorption from compound semiconductors

K. Ichige, Y. Matsumoto, A. Namiki

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Laser-induced desorption in compound semiconductors has been investigated using a dynamic mass spectroscopic method. When the target material was characterized by its bond ionicity fi, as scaled by Phillips [13], the observed threshold fluence shows a good decreasing correlation with fi. The concept of the fi dependent structural instability, which is well established in the ground state [13], was extended to the electronically excited system. A model is proposed for laser sputtering in tetrahedrally bonded materials based on a phase transition mechanism under a dense electron-hole plasma, which involves a dimerization interaction between nonmetallic elements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)820-823
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, B
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Jun 2
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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