Ultra-Fast Disordering by fs-Lasers: Superheating Prior the Entropy Catastrophe
In this chapter, we consider the processes occurring in a solidwhere the laser
energywell in excess of the equilibrium enthalpy of melting is deposited dur-
ing the pulse time shorter than the major relaxation times. We know that
such a pulse excites only the electron subsystem; afterwards energy is trans-
ferred to the lattice by the action of electrostatic ﬁeld of charge separation
and by electron-phonon collisions.