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tantalum foils under irradiation with x-rays in the range 1-5 keV. We report that damage occurs for foils with thickness ≥300 nm when heated to around 1.25 eV / atom. This damage results from the combined processes of melting and cavitation, finally resulting in the removal of material layers. The predictions of this study, in terms of the cavitation threshold and underlying dynamics, could guide interpretation of experiments as well as applications including development of beamline optics for free-electron lasers. We report
consistency between cavitation and ablation behavior in isochoric heating experiments and spall processes in hydrodynamic compression and release experiments, confirming the primary modes of damage are mechanical in nature for the x-ray energies investigated.
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1/09/21 → 31/08/26
1/08/19 → 31/07/23
1/05/17 → 31/10/20