Cleyet, Bernard (1973) The optical properties of rare earth metals. Doctoral thesis, Keele University.

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Ellipsometric measurements at the film-substrate interface of the optical constants of five lanthanide metals, (Nd, Gd, Tb, Dy and Yb), have been made within 0.5 and 5.5eV. General agreement was found with theoretically predicted conductivity from A.P.W. energy band calculations and the experimental data. The change in a due to the magnetic ordering of Gd, Tb and Dy was assumed to be due to the creation and destruction of available transitions caused by a rigid splitting of the bands. Surprisingly good agreement was found with this model.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Lisa Bailey
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2019 15:51
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2019 15:51

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