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Comparison of kinetic theory models of laser ablation of carbon

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Shusser, Michael ; Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion, Haifa 32000, Israel

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The paper compares the predictions of three-dimensional kinetic theory models of laser ablation of carbon. All the models are based on the moment solution of the Boltzmann equation for arbitrary strong evaporation but use different approximations. Comparison of the model predictions demonstrated that the choice of the particular model has very little influence on the results. The influence of the heat conduction from the gas to the solid phase was also found to be negligible in this problem.

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Journal of Applied Physics  (Volume:107 ,  Issue: 9 )