Chemical Combination of Helium


THE views of Franck on the existence of a metastable form of helium capable of forming chemical compounds have led me, at the suggestion of Sir Ernest Rutherford, to search for such compounds. The experiments carried out during the past year indicate the existence of helium compounds of a different type from the mercury helide described by J. J. Manley in NATURE of December 13, p. 861.

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BOOMER, E. Chemical Combination of Helium. Nature 115, 16 (1925).

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