Optical reflectance of blue bronze crystals near the Peierls transition

E. Knoesel, G. J. Guyon, K. F. McDonald, S. E. Lofland, K. V. Ramanujachary, W. H. McCarroll

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We report on the reflectance of blue bronze crystals in the visible frequency range as a function of temperature. The observed large oscillations in the reflectance at all wavelengths at temperatures near the Peierls transition are interpreted as interference effects stemming from a surface layer. It is found that the surface layer, which appears to be tied to fluctuations, can be as much as 1.6microns thick.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)613-617
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jun 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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