TECHNICAL PAPERS: Microscale Heat Transfer

Nanoparticles Formed in Picosecond Laser Argon Crystal Interaction

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Xinwei Wang

Department of Mechanical Engineering, N104 Walter Scott Engineering Center, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0656

Xianfan Xu

School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1288

J. Heat Transfer 125(6), 1147-1155 (Nov 19, 2003) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1621898 History: Received October 25, 2002; Revised July 07, 2003; Online November 19, 2003
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Schematic of the computational domain
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Snap shots of atomic positions at different moments
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Detailed formation process of particle β. The unit of the coordinates is nm.
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Variation of the particle number versus time. Units of particle numbers are: 104 for monomers, 103 for dimers and particles consisting of 3 to 10 atoms, 102 for particles consisting of 11–100 atoms, and 10 for particles consisting of 101–1000 atoms.
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Temporal variation of the diameter of particle β
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Radial distribution function within particle β at different times
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Density of particle β at different times
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Velocity distribution in comparison with the Maxwellian distribution within particle β
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Temperature of particle β at different times
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Temperature distribution versus the particle size at different times
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Temporal variation of velocities of particle β
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Velocity distribution versus the diameter of particles at 100 ps



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