Database of Optical Constants for Cosmic Dust

Laboratory Astrophysics Group of the AIU Jena

Note: Users of these data are kindly asked to cite the original papers. Links to the literature can be found in the header of each class of materials. Thank you. H.M. 23/08/06


Optical Constants of Carbides:

Amorphous SiC (data by D. Clément): (Mutschke et al. 1999)

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All n-k-Data tables consist of three columns. The first one contains the wavelength in micron (in the case of the Mg/Fe sulfides centimeter). The second one is the real part of the complex refractive index (n), the third one is the imaginary part (k). Values in brackets given after the chemical formulae are the material densities (if available).

For the details of the derivation of all n-k-Data I refer to the mentioned publications (see the List of Publications).

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First design: Harald Mutschke, September 2002
Images created by Hannes Richter (Sternwarte Wien)
New Design: Jürgen Weiprecht, October 2004 and new ideas from Thomas Posch in Februar/March 2005
New sectioning: 16.07.2013 HM
This page created: 30.07.2013 Harald Mutschke