Observation of Lattice Defects in Solid Helium by SR X-Ray Topography

Izumi Iwasa, Hideji Suzuki, Ichiro Yonenaga, Masahiro Takebe, Koji Sumino, Tetsuo Nakajima, Masami Ando, Shigeo Suzuki

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Direct observation of lattice defects in solid helium-4 by SR X-ray is reported. A strong lattice distortion in a helium crystal caused by a pressure decrease in the sample cell in the course of the crystal growth was demonstrated. Recovery processes of the lattice distortion and the martensitic transformation from the hcp to the bcc structure were also observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4225-4228
Number of pages4
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1987

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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