Noble gases (argon, krypton, and xenon) are puffed into vacuum through a nozzle to produce clusters for studying laser-cluster interactions. Good estimates of the average size of the argon, krypton and xenon clusters are made by carrying out a series of Rayleigh scattering experiments. In the experiments, we have found that the scattered signal intensity varied greatly with the opening area of the pulsed valve. A new method is put forward to choose the appropriate scattered signal and measure the size of Kr cluster.
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Pinpin Zhu, Guoquan Ni, and Zhizhan Xu, "Size estimates of nobel gas clusters by Rayleigh scattering experiments," Chin. Opt. Lett. 1, 653-655 (2003)