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Stop squandering helium

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, May 2012
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About this Attention Score

  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (72nd percentile)

Mentioned by

3 news outlets
3 blogs
28 tweeters
1 Facebook page
1 Wikipedia page
1 Google+ user


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Readers on

35 Mendeley
Stop squandering helium
Published in
Nature, May 2012
DOI 10.1038/485573a
Pubmed ID

William J. Nuttall, Richard H. Clarke, Bartek A. Glowacki

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 2 6%
Turkey 1 3%
Unknown 32 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 26%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 11%
Student > Master 3 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Other 7 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 12 34%
Physics and Astronomy 8 23%
Chemistry 7 20%
Materials Science 2 6%
Unspecified 2 6%
Other 4 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 74. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 September 2019.
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Altmetric has tracked 13,629,017 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 98th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 70,237 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 77.1. This one has done well, scoring higher than 78% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 121,894 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 98% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 896 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 72% of its contemporaries.