Accession Number : AD0093175


Title :   Optical Properties of Metals


Corporate Author : CHICAGO UNIV IL INST FOR STUDY OF METALS


Personal Author(s) : SCHULZ, L G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/093175.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1956


Pagination or Media Count : 47


Abstract : The optical properties of Ag, Au, and Cu were studied experimentally and the results compared with those predicted by the Drude free electron theory. It was found that beyond about two microns the experimental results are in good agreement with the Drude theory. To bring about this agreement it was necessary to use the effective mess of the electrons in a metal as an adjustable parameter. Comparison of the results of reflection and transmission experiments suggested the existence of special surface properties of metals.


Descriptors :   *METALS , OPTICS , THEORY , ELECTRONS , MOLECULAR STRUCTURE


Subject Categories : Optics
      Inorganic Chemistry


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE