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Electrical conductivity of liquid argon


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On the electrical resistance of liquid helium

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The specific electrical resistance of liquid helium was found from 1.28°K to 4.22°K to be at least 1015 Ω cm.



From a paper on the electrical conductivity (or lack thereof) of Helium. I expect Argon will behave in much the same way.

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If you think about it a little it makes good sense.  Helium and Argon are Noble gasses.  They have 8 electrons in their valence shell.  They do not form ions particularly well and are largely non-reactive.  You need ions in order to have significant electrical conductivity.  Noble gasses don't conduct well.

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