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Observation of structural anisotropy and the onset of liquidlike motion during the nonthermal melting of InSb.

Abstract:
The melting dynamics of laser excited InSb have been studied with femtosecond x-ray diffraction. These measurements observe the delayed onset of diffusive atomic motion, signaling the appearance of liquidlike dynamics. They also demonstrate that the root-mean-squared displacement in the [111] direction increases faster than in the [110] direction after the first 500 fs. This structural anisotropy indicates that the initially generated fluid differs significantly from the equilibrium liquid.
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Gaffney, KJ More by this author
Lindenberg, AM More by this author
Larsson, J More by this author
Sokolowski-Tinten, K More by this author
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Journal:
Physical review letters
Volume:
95
Issue:
12
Pages:
125701
Publication date:
2005-09-12
DOI:
EISSN:
1079-7114
ISSN:
0031-9007
URN:
uuid:9c83a7f9-dfd2-4702-bf02-e2cd060f91dd
Source identifiers:
17867
Local pid:
pubs:17867
Language:
English

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