Low Temperature Physics: 24, 114 (1998); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.593552 (5 pages)
Физика Низких Температур: Том 24, Выпуск 2 (Февраль 1998), c. 158-162    ( к оглавлению , назад )

Reconstruction of the charged surface of liquid hydrogen

G. V. Kolmakov, A. A. Levchenko, L. P. Mezhov-Deglin, and A. B. Trusov

Institute of Solid State Physics, RAS, 142432, Chernogolovka, Moscow District, Russia,
E-mail: german@issp.ac.ru


The evolution of shape of the surface of equipotentially charged liquid hydrogen film condensed on the lower or upper plate of a horizontally placed diode in external electric fields has been studied experimentally under the condition of total compensation of the applied field by the surface charge. Reconstruction phenomenon - the formation of a solitary wave (soliton)- has been observed in an electric field higher than some critical value for the film that covers the lower plate.

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