Accession Number:

ADA207655

Title:

Transparent Metal Microstructures,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Report Date:

1987-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Metal films with thicknesses greater than several hundred angstroms are usually opaque. Effective medium theory predicts, however, that electrically disconnected metal microcylinders with diameters small relative to the wavelength of the impinging light will be transparent. In this correspondence, we describe the synthesis and optical characterization of ensembles of such small 200 nm-dia metal microcylinders. We show that, in agreement with the predictions of effective medium theory, these microstructures are highly transparent. MJM

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE