Size Evolution of the Light Induced Sodium Clusters
B. Hnat, D. Jakubczyk, K. Kolwas and M. Kolwas
Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Lotników 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw, Poland
Received: May 5, 1992
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We report the observation of the size evolution of the laser light formed clusters. A cell containing sodium vapor and the buffer gas (He) under high pressure was used in the experiment. Changes of the radius and of the density of transient clusters were observed via the time evolution of the intensity of right-angle scattered light. The rate of the cluster radius growth was found to vary from 0.012 to 0.1 μm/s.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.81.629
PACS numbers: 36.40.+d, 31.70.Hq, 64.70.-pa