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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1983
  • pp: 3201–3203

Oxidation effect on the optical properties of copper discontinuous films

S. Santucci, P. Picozzi, and L. Paoletti  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 20, pp. 3201-3203 (1983)

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The transmittance of aggregated copper films at different stages of oxidation in air have been measured in the 250–2500-nm wavelength range. The electron micrographs displayed an almost continuous structure of the films; the electron diffraction analysis shows these films are composed of Cu and Cu2O. These transmittances agree qualitatively with computated values based on the Bruggeman theory considering the films as a random mixture of Cu, Cu2O, and air.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 31, 1983
Published: October 15, 1983

S. Santucci, P. Picozzi, and L. Paoletti, "Oxidation effect on the optical properties of copper discontinuous films," Appl. Opt. 22, 3201-3203 (1983)

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