Re: He hazard to airplanes

Date:         20 Mar 97 02:34:56 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>>A co-worker of mine tried to bring a HeNe [Helium-Neon] laser on a
>>NorthWest Flight recently and was told that He was a hazard to air flight.

>I assume the He was stored as a gas in a pressurized container.

No doubt the helium was stored as a gas!  However, I'd bet that
the gas discharge tube in the laser is at approximately sea-level
pressure.

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