Aluminum–silicon composite films consisting of a mixture of aluminum and silicon particles were produced by electron-beam coevaporation. The reflectivity of samples with ≲33-vol % Si was in good agreement with the Bruggeman theory with no adjustable parameters. No parallel-band absorption peak due to the aluminum was detected analogously to the behavior of microcrystalline aluminum films.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 14, 1983
Published: April 15, 1983
G. A. Niklasson and H. G. Craighead, "Optical properties of codeposited aluminum–silicon composite films," Appl. Opt. 22, 1237-1240 (1983)