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Continuum Model of Helium Desorption Kinetics

Weimer, Michael and Goodstein, David (1983) Continuum Model of Helium Desorption Kinetics. Physical Review Letters, 50 (3). pp. 193-196. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.50.193.

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Helium desorption is treated in a model where the film is assumed to have the thermodynamic properties of bulk liquid and the vapor is described by kinetic theory. Equations for energy and mass conservation determine the dynamics of the system. The model resolves some puzzling features of a number of experiments, and predicts a thermally activated desorption time constant in reasonable agreement with experiment, without adjustable parameters.

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Additional Information:©1983 The American Physical Society Received 13 September 1982 We are pleased to acknowledge many stimulating discussions with Milton Cole, Moshe Sinvani, Peter Taborek, and Flavio Toigo. This work was supported in part by the U.S. Office of Naval Research under Contract No. N00014-80-C-0447.
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