Thermodiffusional instability and potential distribution in laser-heated absorbing electrolytes

N. F. Bunkin, A. K. Dmitriyev, B. S. Luk'yanchuk, G. A. Shafeev, T. Szörényi

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Continuous-wave Nd:YAG laser heating of CuSO4 electrolytic solution leads to the formation of thermodiffusional instabilities, i.e. avalanche-like changes in the local metal ion concentration. Three quasistationary regions of different Cu2+ concentration are formed around the beam path; the dimensions of the enriched and the depleted regions depend on the concentration of the solution and the beam parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-162
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Physics A Solids and Surfaces
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - júl. 1 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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