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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 8 — Apr. 13, 2009
  • pp: 6899–6912

On the transparency of nanostructured alumina: Rayleigh-Gans model for anisotropic spheres.

Carlos Pecharromán, Gustavo Mata-Osoro, L. Antonio Díaz, R. Torrecillas, and J. S. Moya  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 6899-6912 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.006899


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Abstract

A light scattering model under the Rayleigh-Gans-Debye approximation has been developed for polycristalline alumina. The model states that transmittance of dense alumina ceramics basically depends not only on the maximum grain size but also on the preferential orientation of their c-axis, or texture. The effect of texture in transparency has been experimentally measured on several dense alumina samples with different grain size and compared to that obtained from x-ray Rietveld refinements with a very good agreement. The Rayleigh-Gans-Debye approximation also allows to represent optical data in a very simple way (logarithm of transmittance vs. the inverse of the wavelength square). Using these variables, a straight line is obtained for the Rayleigh-Gans-Debye approximation, its slope being proportional to the maximum grain size and textural parameter. Deviation from this law implies the presence of pores or grain of extremely large size.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(350.3850) Other areas of optics : Materials processing
(160.1245) Materials : Artificially engineered materials
(290.5825) Scattering : Scattering theory

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: February 13, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 18, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 21, 2009
Published: April 10, 2009

Citation
Carlos Pecharromán, Gustavo Mata-Osoro, L. Antonio Díaz, R. Torrecillas, and J. S. Moya, "On the transparency of nanostructured alumina: Rayleigh-Gans model for anisotropic spheres," Opt. Express 17, 6899-6912 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-8-6899


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