Optical measurements of the density of helium in small bubbles in aluminium films

S. E. Donnelly, J. C. Rife, J. M. Gilles, A. A. Lucas

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Abstract

Some preliminary measurements are reported on the density of helium in bubbles in metal films using optical spectroscopy in the far vacuum ultra-violet. The technique consists of measuring (by transmission through the films) the optical absorption resulting from the transition 11 S0 → 21 P1 due to the helium in the bubbles. This transition, in a rarefied gas, occurs at 584 Å (21.2eV) but because of the gas density in the bubbles is observed to be broadened and shifted to higher energy (blue shifted). The measurements imply, for specimens with high gas concentrations (0.5–3 at% He), a gas density in the bubbles greater than 1023 atoms cm−3.

LanguageEnglish
Pages767-772
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Volume93-94
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1980
Externally publishedYes

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Density of gases
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Aluminum
optical measurement
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aluminum
gas density
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Light absorption
Metals
Vacuum
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rarefied gases
metal films
optical absorption
vacuum
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Donnelly, S. E. ; Rife, J. C. ; Gilles, J. M. ; Lucas, A. A. / Optical measurements of the density of helium in small bubbles in aluminium films. In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 1980 ; Vol. 93-94. pp. 767-772.
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Optical measurements of the density of helium in small bubbles in aluminium films. / Donnelly, S. E.; Rife, J. C.; Gilles, J. M.; Lucas, A. A.

In: Journal of Nuclear Materials, Vol. 93-94, 01.10.1980, p. 767-772.

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