Solidification mechanisms of laser-annealed thin copper films: Dual phase formation

J. Bloch, Y. Zeiri, A. Venkert

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An unusual solidification pattern was found to occur in thin coper films following pulsed laser irradiation, under limited conditions of pulse length and beam power. Two phases of different crystal size and orientation are obtained. Simulations of the temperature distribution during and after the laser pulse together with a morphological analysis suggest that the two phases result from two different solidification mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)874-876
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1988
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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