Mass and Temperature Measurement in Pure Vapor Expansion of Metals and Semi-Metals

  • J. G. Pruett
  • H. Windischmann
  • M. L. Nicholas
  • P. S. Lampard


The formation and characterization of clusters has recently become a subject of considerable interest not only from a fundamental but also a practical point of view.1 The early experimental studies have concentrated on determining the size dependence of the structural, electronic and magnetic properties of clusters to bridge the gap between atomic and bulk properties. The unique properties of clusters have led to application in areas of fusion refueling2, catalysis3 and thin film deposition.4


Laser Vaporization Rotational Temperature Vibrational Temperature Supersonic Expansion Pure Vapor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. Pruett
    • 1
  • H. Windischmann
    • 1
  • M. L. Nicholas
    • 1
  • P. S. Lampard
    • 1
  1. 1.The Standard Oil CompanyClevelandUSA

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