Ellipsometric Measurements of the Saturated Helium Film

  • C. C. Matheson
  • J. L. Horn


The ellipsometric technique was first used to measure helium film thicknesses by Burge and Jackson1 in 1951, and ellipsometric measurements of the film have been reported sporadically over the past two decades.


Ellipsometric Measurement Moire Fringe Helium Film Fresnel Reflection Coefficient Bath Level 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. C. Matheson
    • 1
  • J. L. Horn
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mathematics and PhysicsUniversity of East AngliaNorwichEngland

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