Hyperfine resonance of deuterium atoms stabilized in impurity-helium solids Academic Article uri icon


  • We describe a method of combining the stabilization of impurities in superfluid helium and magnetic resonance techniques to study hyperfine resonance in atomic deuterium obtained by passing a D2-He mixture through a radiofrequency discharge. The resulting D-D2-He gas mixture penetrates a superfluid helium surface and forms a Van der Waals solid mixture containing atoms of D and He as well as D2 molecules. In preliminary experiments we have applied magnetic resonance (309 MHz) to the - transition to study spin-spin and spin-lattice relaxation in atomic deuterium and to provide information about the surroundings of atomic deuterium isolated in the D-D2-He solid.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Kiselev, S. I., Khmelenko, V. V., Lee, C. Y., & Lee, D. M.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Kiselev, SI||Khmelenko, VV||Lee, CY||Lee, DM

publication date

  • December 2000