Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 103, Issue 5–6, pp 301–311 | Cite as

Non diffusive mobility of solid hydrogen films

  • K. G. Sukhatme
  • J. E. Rutledge
  • P. Taborek


We have used a “hole-burning” technique to study the mobility of thin solid films of H2 and D2 for temperatures between 1.6 K and 5 K. Even at low temperatures where transport through the vapor is negligible, the solid films remain mobile. The transport is thermally activated with an activation energy of 19 K for H2 and 38 K for D2. The time dependence of the regrowth shows that surface transport is not due to simple diffusion.


Hydrogen Activation Energy Time Dependence Magnetic Material Thin Solid Film 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. G. Sukhatme
    • 1
  • J. E. Rutledge
    • 1
  • P. Taborek
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of CaliforniaIrvine

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