A Study of Nuclear Collective Processes Using Attosecond Laser Pulses
Janina Marciak-Kozlowska and Miroslaw Kozlowski
In this paper the possibility of exciting collective nuclear motion by attosecond laser pulses is investigated. Based on our previous work (Lasers in Engineering, 11 (2001), p. 259) the hyperbolic heat transport for nuclear matter is described and solved. It is shown that in the vicinity of 30 MeV excitation energy, re-collided electrons can excite giant collective motions – a thermal wave inside the nuclei.