Atomic Physics and Related Subjects.: Communications to Nature.: The Crystal Structure of Xenon

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OF the rare gases, argon is the only one of which the crystal structure is known (F. Simon and V. Simson, Zeit. f. Phys., 25, 160; 1924). We have now been able to determine the crystal structure of xenon by a method allowing the use of a very small quantity of gas: it was condensed as a very thin layer upon the surface of a quartz capillary internally cooled by liquid air. The thickness of the condensed layer can be estimated to be about 0.004 cm.

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