MAPLE of polymer molecules
Polymer concentration of 1 wt.%
Polymer concentration of 6 wt.%
2D random arrangement of 44 nm long CNTs at concentration of 8 wt.%
2D random arrangement of 150 nm long CNTs at concentration of 17 wt.%
Network of bundles composed of 150 nm long CNTs at concentration of 17 wt.%
L. V. Zhigilei, A. N. Volkov, E. Leveugle, and M. Tabetah,
The effect of the target structure and composition on the ejection and transport of polymer molecules and carbon nanotubes in matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation, Appl. Phys. A 105, 529-546, 2011.
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Additional references for molecular dynamics simulations of MAPLE of polymer solutions:
E. Leveugle and L. V. Zhigilei,
Molecular dynamics simulation study of the ejection and transport of polymer molecules in matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation, J. Appl. Phys. 102, 074914, 2007.
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E. Leveugle, A. Sellinger, J. M. Fitz-Gerald, and L. V. Zhigilei,
Making molecular balloons in laser-induced explosive boiling of polymer solutions, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 216101, 2007.
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E. Leveugle, L. V. Zhigilei, A. Sellinger, and J. M. Fitz-Gerald,
Computational and experimental study of the cluster size distribution in MAPLE, Appl. Surf. Sci. 253, 6456-6460, 2007.
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A. Sellinger, E. Leveugle, J. M. Fitz-Gerald, L. V. Zhigilei,
Generation of surface features in films deposited by matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation: the effects of the stress confinement and droplet landing velocity, Appl. Phys. A 92, 821-829, 2008.
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants CMMI-0800786 and CBET-1033919.|
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