Accession Number:

AD0093175

Title:

Optical Properties of Metals

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CHICAGO UNIV IL INST FOR STUDY OF METALS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1956-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Optics
  • Inorganic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE