Dynamics in a cluster under the influence of intense femtosecond hard X-ray pulses
Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, POB 49, 1525 Budapest, Hungary
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Published online: 9 March 2004
In this paper we examine the behavior of small cluster of atoms in a short (10–50 fs) very intense hard X-ray (10 keV) pulse. We use numerical modeling based on the non-relativistic classical equation of motion. Quantum processes are taken into account by the respective cross-sections. We show that there is a Coulomb explosion, which has a different dynamics than one finds in classical laser driven cluster explosions. We discuss the consequences of our results to single molecule imaging by the free electron laser pulses.
PACS: 61.80.-x – Physical radiation effects, radiation damage / 36.40.-c – Atomic and molecular clusters / 61.46.+w – Nanoscale materials: clusters, nanoparticles, nanotubes, and nanocrystals
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