Supersaturation of Gases in Water: Absence of Cavitation on Decompression from High Pressures

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Science  13 Mar 1970:
Vol. 167, Issue 3924, pp. 1493-1494
DOI: 10.1126/science.167.3924.1493


Very high supersaturations ranging from 140 atmospheres for oxygen to more than 270 atmospheres for helium, were produced without Cavitation of the water at atmospheric pressure. Thus, the lower limits for de novo bubble formation are increased substantially over those previously obtained.

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