Physics of the Solid State

, Volume 53, Issue 1, pp 138–140

Chromatic polarization in solid parahydrogen with an argon impurity at an extremely low concentration

Optical Properties

DOI: 10.1134/S1063783411010379

Cite this article as:
Zholonko, N.N. Phys. Solid State (2011) 53: 138. doi:10.1134/S1063783411010379


The effect of chromatic polarization observed in samples prepared for studying thermal conductivity of weak solid solutions (p-H2)1 − xArx has been described. Bulk cylindrical samples have been grown in a molybdenum glass ampule through desublimation followed by control of their quality in polarized light. In contrast to weak solid solutions (p-H2)1 − xNex with a heavy quasi-isotopic neon impurity, the samples with argon at the same concentrations (several parts per million) exhibit inclined chromatic bands due to elastic mechanical stresses induced after cooling to liquid-helium temperature.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bohdan Khmelnytsky Cherkassy National UniversityCherkassyUkraine