CHARACTERIZATION OF THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF SOME TRANSITION METAL CARBIDES AND NITRIDES

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Title:
CHARACTERIZATION OF THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF SOME TRANSITION METAL CARBIDES AND NITRIDES
Author:
Shimshock, Richard Paul, 1954-
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
We established measurement and analysis techniques necessary to investigate the optical properties of some transition metal compounds: specifically the carbides and nitrides of Ti, Zr, and Hf. Two distinct techniques determined the optical constants of these films: a Nestell-Christy method to invert measurements of thickness, reflection, and transmission and a Kramers-Kronig analysis of reflection. The compositions of the samples were evaluated by X-ray diffraction, Auger spectroscopy, scanning electron microprobe analysis, and nuclear analysis. We found it possible to correlate these materials' optical and electronic properties and relate these to compositional changes. The ability to engineer a specific optical response of materials is discussed. Additions of carbon and nitrogen change the optical properties in a specific manner; the roles of these elements as electron donors and their effect on the location and population of the d electron bands with respect to the Fermi level are postulated.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Thin films, Multilayered.; Thin films -- Optical properties.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Optical Sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleCHARACTERIZATION OF THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF SOME TRANSITION METAL CARBIDES AND NITRIDESen_US
dc.creatorShimshock, Richard Paul, 1954-en_US
dc.contributor.authorShimshock, Richard Paul, 1954-en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractWe established measurement and analysis techniques necessary to investigate the optical properties of some transition metal compounds: specifically the carbides and nitrides of Ti, Zr, and Hf. Two distinct techniques determined the optical constants of these films: a Nestell-Christy method to invert measurements of thickness, reflection, and transmission and a Kramers-Kronig analysis of reflection. The compositions of the samples were evaluated by X-ray diffraction, Auger spectroscopy, scanning electron microprobe analysis, and nuclear analysis. We found it possible to correlate these materials' optical and electronic properties and relate these to compositional changes. The ability to engineer a specific optical response of materials is discussed. Additions of carbon and nitrogen change the optical properties in a specific manner; the roles of these elements as electron donors and their effect on the location and population of the d electron bands with respect to the Fermi level are postulated.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectThin films, Multilayered.en_US
dc.subjectThin films -- Optical properties.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1331425en_US
dc.identifier.oclc17685924en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16365112en_US
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