A series of single-phase metastable Cu–Ag solid solutions was deposited by magnetron sputtering at liquid-nitrogen temperature. The lattice constant increases with increasing Ag content. The spectroscopic ellipsometer measurements clearly show that with increasing Ag content, the Cu-like and Ag-like absorption edges in the visible wavelength range shift continuously toward the high-energy and the low-energy sides, respectively.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 17, 2001
Revised Manuscript: February 20, 2002
Published: September 1, 2002
Jintao Song, Heyin Li, Jing Li, Songyou Wang, and Shiming Zhou, "Fabrication and optical properties of metastable Cu–Ag alloys," Appl. Opt. 41, 5413-5416 (2002)