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Hardness measurements of metals with the complex refractive index
Author(s): J. G. Suarez-Romero; J. J. Ramirez-Rangel; J. A. Resendiz-Barron; Z. Valdes-Barron; J. Gomez-Ramirez; E. Tepichin-Rodriguez; J. C. Solorio-Leyva
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Paper Abstract

In this work is shown that hardness properties of metals can be related with its refraction index. Given a metal, its surface hardness is a function of the molecular structure which can be studied with the refraction of optical radiation. In general refraction index of conductors are complex, it produces reflected light with elliptical polarization. It is observed that the ellipse rotates for different hardness of a given metal. Different hardness of two types of steel are measured as well as their respective rotation. The measurements show that there exist a direct relation between the hardness and the refraction index.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6375, Optomechatronic Sensors, Instrumentation, and Computer-Vision Systems, 637501 (12 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.686719
Show Author Affiliations
J. G. Suarez-Romero, Instituto Tecnologico de Queretaro (Mexico)
J. J. Ramirez-Rangel, Instituto Tecnologico de Queretaro (Mexico)
J. A. Resendiz-Barron, Instituto Tecnologico de Queretaro (Mexico)
Z. Valdes-Barron, Instituto Tecnologico de Queretaro (Mexico)
J. Gomez-Ramirez, Instituto Tecnologico de Queretaro (Mexico)
E. Tepichin-Rodriguez, Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica (Mexico)
J. C. Solorio-Leyva, Instituto Tecnologico de La Piedad (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6375:
Optomechatronic Sensors, Instrumentation, and Computer-Vision Systems
Jonathan Kofman; Yasuhiro Takaya, Editor(s)

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