Characterization of a cryogenically cooled high-pressure gas jet for laser / cluster interaction experiments

@inproceedings{Smith1998CharacterizationOA,
  title={Characterization of a cryogenically cooled high-pressure gas jet for laser / cluster interaction experiments},
  author={Roland A Smith and T. R. Ditmire and John W. G. Tisch},
  year={1998}
}
We have developed and carried out detailed characterization of a cryogenically cooled ~34–300 K!, high-pressure~55 kTorr! solenoid driven pulsed valve that has been used to produce dense jets of atomic clusters for high intensity laser interaction studies. Measurements including Rayleigh scattering and short pulse interferometry show that clusters of controlled size, from a few to .10 atoms/cluster can be produced from a broad range of light and heavy gases, at average atomic densities up to 4… CONTINUE READING