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  • Vol. 60, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1970
  • pp: 1681–1684

Optical Properties of Molybdenum and Ruthenium

KENNETH A. KRESS and GERALD J. LAPEYRE  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 60, Issue 12, pp. 1681-1684 (1970)

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In the spectral range 0.5 <hv<11.9 eV, reflectance data were obtained from molybdenum and ruthenium films, vapor deposited in ultra-high vacuum and extended to 14 eV using the reflectance of a polished bulk sample. The Mo data are different from previously reported data. The optical constants are obtained by a Kramers—Kronig analysis of the normal-incidence reflectance. In the analysis for hv> 14 eV (23 eV for Mo) the reflectance was represented by an inverse power function where the exponent was determined with the aid of the reflectance measured at 50° incidence for hv<11.9 eV. The imaginary part of the dielectric constant, ε2, has shoulders at about 2.2 and 4.0 eV for Mo and 1.6 eV for Ru. The loss functions Im[l/εε] and Im [1/(1+ε)] have peaks at 10.8 and 9.9 eV, respectively, for Mo, and 10.2 and 8.7 eV, respectively, for Ru. Interband transitions dominate for 0.5≴hv≴10.0 eV.

KENNETH A. KRESS and GERALD J. LAPEYRE, "Optical Properties of Molybdenum and Ruthenium," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 60, 1681-1684 (1970)

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