Accession Number : ADD095055

Title :   Refractive Index of Alkali Halides and Its Wavelength and Temperature Derivatives,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL STANDARD REFERENCE DATA SYSTEM

Personal Author(s) : Li, H H

Report Date : Jan 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 195

Abstract : Refractive index data for 20 alkali halides are exhaustively surveyed, compiled, and analyzed. The most probable values at 293 K for the transparent region are generated for the materials for which experimental data are sufficiently abundant and reliable. Provisional values are also provided for the wavelength regions where available data are insufficient or missing. Reasonable estimations of refractive index for the very scantily measured materials were made by incorporating the dielectric constants and wavelengths of absorption peaks into a simplified dispersion equation. Temperature derivatives of refractive index for most of the alkali halides were unavailable. However, using the existing data for the five most commonly used alkali halides, novel empirical facts were discovered and dn/dT formulas were constructed for all of the alkali halides. The calculated dn/dT values agree remarkably well with the existing experimental data. (Author)

Descriptors :   *REFRACTIVE INDEX, *ALKALI METAL COMPOUNDS, *HALIDES, *FREQUENCY, *PROBABILITY, TEMPERATURE, ESTIMATES, TRANSPARENCE, CONSTANTS, DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES, COMPUTATIONS

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE