Optical Constants

ab initio Optical Constants: visible through X-ray

Density matrix calculation of optical constants from optical to x-ray frequencies, M. P. Prange, J. J. Rehr, G. Rivas, J. J. Kas, and John W. Lawson, submitted to Phys. Rev. B (2008). University of Washington

The following links show graphs and tabulated data from our ab initio calculations (using either FEFF (F) or AI2NBSE (A) ) of optical constants of several elemental solids compared to an experimental data set from Deutsche Elektronen-Synchrotron and other sources. In the periodic table below, the elements with darkened backgrounds are the elements that have data.

H                                 He
Li Be                     B C N O F Ne
Na Mg                     Al Si P S Cl Ar
K Ca Sc Ti V Cr Mn Fe Co Ni Cu Zn Ga Ge As Se Br Kr
Rb Sr Y Zr Nb Mo Tc Ru Rh Pd Ag Cd In Sn Sb Te I Xe
Cs Ba Lu Hf Ta W Re Os Ir Pt Au Hg Tl Pb Bi Po At Rn
Fr Ra Lr Rf Db Sg Bh Hs Mt Uun Uuu Uub 113 Uuq 115 Uuh 117 118
      La Ce Pr Nd Pm Sm Eu Gd Tb Dy Ho Er Tm Yb  
      Ac Th Pa U Np Pu Am Cm Bk Cf Es Fm Md No