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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1983
  • pp: 4099–4104

Attenuated total reflection method for obtaining the optical constants of powders

Ian R. Chandler, Vincent P. Tomaselli, and K. D. Moller  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 24, pp. 4099-4104 (1983)

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An apparatus designed to measure the optical constants of a powder suspended in a liquid is described. A laser source (3.391 μm) and attenuated total reflection approach are used. The accuracy of the apparatus is evaluated by comparing measured results for a liquid hydrocarbon with published results obtained using a different technique. An error analysis is presented. Data obtained for a carbon black powder are discussed and compared with previously published results from specular reflection measurements. The applicability of the Maxwell-Garnett effective medium theory is considered.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 14, 1983
Published: December 15, 1983

Ian R. Chandler, Vincent P. Tomaselli, and K. D. Moller, "Attenuated total reflection method for obtaining the optical constants of powders," Appl. Opt. 22, 4099-4104 (1983)

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