Abstract

The index of refraction, <i>n</i>, of sodium films evaporated onto quartz substrates has been determined in the spectral region from 420 to 2000 Å from interference patterns observed in the reflected beam and from the critical angle marking the onset of “total reflection.” The growth of an oxide layer on the surface of a film is shown not to alter appreciably the position of interference maxima and minima. The real part of the dielectric constant was consistent with a nearly-free-electron model. The effective volume—plasmon energy was found to be 5.694±0.06 eV, in agreement with the values determined from electron-energy-loss experiments.

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R. N. Hamm, R. A. MacRae, and E. T. Arakawa, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 55, 1460 (1965).

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K. Fajans and G. Joos, Z. Physik 23, 1 (1924).

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R. N. Hamm, R. A. MacRae, and E. T. Arakawa, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 55, 1460 (1965).

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R. P. Madden, L. R. Canfield, and G. Hass, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 53, 620 (1963).

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K. Fajans and G. Joos, Z. Physik 23, 1 (1924).

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J. R. Tessman, A. H. Kahn, and W. Sockley, Phys. Rev. 92, 890 (1953).

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R. N. Hamm, R. A. MacRae, and E. T. Arakawa, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 55, 1460 (1965).

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R. P. Madden, L. R. Canfield, and G. Hass, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 53, 620 (1963).

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Sockley, W.

J. R. Tessman, A. H. Kahn, and W. Sockley, Phys. Rev. 92, 890 (1953).

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Zener, C.

C. Zener, Nature 132, 968 (1933).

Other (26)

R. W. Wood, Phil. Mag. 38, (1919).

R. W. Wood, Phys. Rev. 44, 353 (1933).

C. Zener, Nature 132, 968 (1933).

R. De L. Kronig, Nature 133, 211 (1934).

R. W. Duncan and R. C. Duncan, Phys. Rev. 1, 294 (1913).

H. E. Ives and H. B. Briggs, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 27, 181 (1937).

J. N. Hodgson, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 24, 1213 (1963).

B. Hietel, Ph.D. thesis, Clausthal (1965).

H. Mayer and B. Hietel, in Optical Properties and Electronics Structure of Afetals and Alloys, F. Abelès, Ed. (North-Holland Publishing Co., Amsterdam, 1966).

Spectrophotometry revealed 0.28% potassium in an evaporated sample. All oxide was removed from the sodium immediately before the system was evacuated.

W. R. Hunter, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 54, 15 (1964).

R. P. Madden, L. R. Canfield, and G. Hass, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 53, 620 (1963).

R. N. Hamm, R. A. MacRae, and E. T. Arakawa, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 55, 1460 (1965).

M. H. Cohen, Phil. Mag. 3, 762 (1958).

M. Siegbahn and T. Magnusson, Z. Physik 87, 291 (1934).

H. W. B. Skinner, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. (London) 239, 95 (1940).

F. S. Ham, Phys. Rev. 128, 82 (1962).

J. L. Robins and P. E. Best, Proc. Phys. Soc. (London) 79 110 (1962).

J. B. Swan, Phys. Rev. 135, A1467 (1964).

C. Kunz, Phys. Letters 15, 312 (1965).

O. Sueoka, J. Phys. Soc. Japan 20, 2249 (1965).

C. J. Powell, Proc. Phys. Soc. 76, 593 (1960).

J. R. Tessman, A. H. Kahn, and W. Sockley, Phys. Rev. 92, 890 (1953).

M. Born and W. Heisenberg, Z. Physik 23, 388 (1924).

K. Fajans and G. Joos, Z. Physik 23, 1 (1924).

L. Pauling, Proc. Roy. Soc. (London) A114, 191 (1927).

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