Microscopic spallation process and its potential role in laser-Tissue ablation

R. S. Dingus, D. R. Curran, A. A. Oraevsky, S. L. Jacques

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Research is being performed at several locations in consideration of learning the value of the front surface spallation process for tissue ablation. The experimental results are illustrating complicated features associated with the microscopic behavior of materials during the spallation process. This paper summarizes the current understanding of the spallation process in various materials and presents an interpretation of recent laser-Tissue interaction experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1342
Pages (from-to)434-450
Number of pages17
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Aug 17 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventLaser-Tissue Interaction V; and Ultraviolet Radiation Hazards 1994 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Jan 23 1994Jan 29 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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