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Optical Properties Of Noble Metal Like Films
Author(s): C G Ribbing; E Valkonen
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Paper Abstract

The optical properties of noble metals and the 4th group transition metal nitrides are reviewed. Special emphasis is placed upon the similarities and differences in the free electron like behaviour in the two groups of materials. The free electrons in the noble metals have s-character while the conduction electrons in the nitrides are d-electrons, whose interband transitions are suppressed. Recent improvements in the optical performance of transparant silver and titanium nitride films are described and their optical constants are reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 1986
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0652, Thin Film Technologies II, (13 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938374
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C G Ribbing, Uppsala University (Sweden)
E Valkonen, Uppsala University (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0652:
Thin Film Technologies II
J. Roland Jacobsson, Editor(s)

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