Ultrafast electron transport phenomena in highly excited gold films

Akihide Hibara, Tomohiro Morishita, Isao Tsuyumoto, Takehiko Kitamori, Tsuguo Sawada

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Non-equilibrium dynamics of hot electrons in highly excited gold films has been investigated by using the femtosecond transient reflecting grating method. Transport processes which compete with electron-phonon coupling processes were investigated by observing thermal surface displacements. The results were compared with calculations by a simple thermoelastic equation and the two-temperature model with two different conditions for the thermal conductivity. The results suggested that non-thermal states of the hot electrons still contribute transport processes on time scales of several picoseconds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-36
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Luminescence
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 12th International Conference on Dynamical Processes in Excited States of Solids - Humacao, PR, United States
Duration: 1999 May 231999 May 27


  • Gold film
  • Hot electrons
  • Thermal surface displacement
  • Transport phenomena

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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