Shapes of laser-produced CsH particles

T. Tanaka, T. Mitsui, K. Sugiyama, M. Kitano, T. Yabuzaki

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Shapes of laser-produced alkali-hydride crystalline particles (laser snow) are observed for the first time. Particles are suspended by an electric field so as to grow large enough to be observed by an optical microscope. It is found that the particles are single crystals and have particular shapes depending on the gas temperature and the laser-light intensity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1390-1392
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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    Tanaka, T., Mitsui, T., Sugiyama, K., Kitano, M., & Yabuzaki, T. (1989). Shapes of laser-produced CsH particles. Physical review letters, 63(13), 1390-1392.