Accession Number : AD0643755

Title :   OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF METALS AND SEMICONDUCTING MATERIALS.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY ELECTRONICS LAB SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Pavlopoulos,T. G.

Report Date : 22 AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Theory of electrical and optical properties of conducting media is reviewed. Properties of thin films (thickness less than 200 angstroms) are shown to be affected by reduction of the mean free path of an electron by the boundaries of the film. Changes in properties by lattice imperfections or impurities are traced to incorrect preparation of films. A program is outlined to enlarge understanding of metals and semiconductors by investigation of films prepared by ultrahigh-vacuum techniques. Boundary effects, surface phenomena, and consideration of lattice defects and impurities are included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METAL FILMS, OPTICAL PROPERTIES), (*SEMICONDUCTORS, OPTICAL PROPERTIES), VACUUM APPARATUS, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, QUANTUM THEORY, THERMODYNAMICS, ELECTROMAGNETIC PROPERTIES, CRYSTAL DEFECTS, SURFACE PROPERTIES, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE