Laser Irradiation of Atomic Chains: A Show-Case Study Based on the Density Functional Theory

Abstract

This study is motivated by recent applications of short laser pulses to the manipulation of atomic structures at the atomic scale and is based on the Density Functional Theory. The structures considered are linear monoatomic chains, formed by covalent and metallic atoms, and the calculations illustrate their evolution under laser irradiation. The calaculations show that the modification of the chain structure spans from a slight relaxation of the interatomic distances to fragmentation and illustrate the times and energies needed to induce those changes.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

References

  1. [1]

    T. Brabec and F. Krausz, Rev. Mod. Phys., 72, 545 (2000).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  2. [2]

    J.M. Soler, E. Artacho, J.D. Gale, A. Garcia, J. Junquera, P. Ordejon and D. Sanchez-Portal, J. Phys. Condens. Matter, 14, 2745 (2002).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  3. [3]

    G. Onida, L. Reining, A. Rubio, Rev. Mod. Phys., 74, 601 (2002).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  4. [4]

    A. Castro, M.A.L. Marques, J.A. Alonso, G.F. Bertsch and A. Rubio, Eur. Phys. J. D, 28, 211 (2004).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  5. [5]

    A.M. Mazzone, Comp. Mat. Science, 18, 185 (2000) also Eur. Phys. J. B, 37, 433 (2004).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Anna M. Mazzone.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Mazzone, A.M., Bianconi, M. Laser Irradiation of Atomic Chains: A Show-Case Study Based on the Density Functional Theory. MRS Online Proceedings Library 960, 905 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-0960-N09-05

Download citation