The quantum diffusion of isotopic impurities in solid hydrogen

Erika G. Kisvarsanyi, Keith Runge, N. S. Sullivan

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The diffusion of HD molecules, present as isotropic impurities in solid hydrogen, is calculated in the temperature range where the quantum tunneling of the impurities is hindered by scattering from vacancies. The vacancy-impurity scattering cross section is calculated using a classical approximation. The results are compared with recent NMR measurements of the impurity diffusion at low temperatures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-341
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - May 13 1991

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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