Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 81, Issue 3–4, pp 167–170 | Cite as

Plastic flow of solid H2 at low temperature

  • Quan Xiong
  • Humphrey J. Maris


Alekseeva and Krupskii1 have reported the observation of the plastic flow of solid hydrogen under the influence of gravity. We describe here an attempt to repeat this experiment. No measurable flow was observed.


Hydrogen Magnetic Material Plastic Flow Measurable Flow Solid Hydrogen 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Quan Xiong
    • 1
  • Humphrey J. Maris
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsBrown UniversityProvidence

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