Low Temperature Physics: 24, 114 (1998); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.593552 (5 pages)
Fizika Nizkikh Temperatur: Volume 24, Number 2 (February 1998), p. 158-162 ( to contents , go back )
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,
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.