Refractive Index of Liquid Deuterium
The refractive index of liquid deuterium is often required for the analysis of data obtained from high-energy physics experiments which use bubble chambers containing this liquid as a radiating medium. Until recently no measurements of the refractive index of liquid deuterium had been published. Ayres et al.  have recently-determined a single value for the refractive index of the saturated liquid at 24.2° K at a radiation wavelength of 3200 Å. This paper describes a method which can be used to compute accurate refractive index values for deuterium throughout a wide range of temperatures, densities, and wavelengths. A few representative values of the refractive index of saturated liquid deuterium are presented for illustration.
KeywordsRefractive Index Density Dependence Liquid Hydrogen Molecular Polarizability Bubble Chamber
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