Ion emission from laser ablation of Cu and Cu98/Be2 alloy targets

A. Velyhan*, J. Krása, E. Krouský, L. Láska, D. Margarone, M. Pfeifer, K. Rohlena, J. Skála, J. Ullschmied, A. Lorusso, L. Velardi, V. Nassisi

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)


The properties of pulse laser ablation of Cu and Cu98/Be2 materials are studied, and the differences in the emission of Cu ions are emphasized. The iodine high-power laser system PALS in Prague and a KrF laser were used to perform the experiments at the fundamental harmonics λ0 = 1.315m and λ0 = 248nm delivering energy up to 500J and 600mJ, respectively. Pure Cu and Cu98/Be2 alloy targets of 50, 500 and 1000μm thickness were ablated to measure the influence of the Be admixture on the emission of Cu ions. The alloy Cu98/Be2 was chosen due to the well-defined amount of a beryllium admixture in the plasma in contrast to the incidental amount of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen impurities chemisorbed on target surfaces. It was approved that the emission of Cu ions driven by the KrF laser exhibits a higher gain from the Cu98/Be2 plasma in contrast to the Cu plasma. The ion emission induced by laser intensities near the threshold of fast ion generation is significantly affected by the emission of ionized impurities chemisorbed on a target surface and by repetitive outbursts of fast ions if generated. Under these conditions, the influence of the 2% Be admixture on the emission of Cu ions plays only a minor role.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)488-494
Number of pages7
JournalRadiation Effects and Defects in Solids
Issue number6-10
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The support from the Grant Agency of the ASCR (grant no. IAA 100100715) and from the Ministry of Schools, Youth and Sports of CR (project LC528) is gratefully acknowledged.

Copyright 2010 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


  • Enhanced laser ion emission
  • Ion outbursts
  • Laser-produced Cu98/Be2 plasma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


Dive into the research topics of 'Ion emission from laser ablation of Cu and Cu98/Be2 alloy targets'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this