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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 Sc Br Kr
Rb Sr Y Zr Nb Mo Tc Ru Rh Pd Ag Cd In Sn Sb Te I Xe
Cs Ba La Hf Ta W Re Os Ir Pt Au Hg Tl Pb Bi Po At Rn
Fr Ra Ac Rf Db Sg Bh Hs Mt Ds Rg Cn Nh Fl Mc Lv Ts Og


NiAl Ni2Al3 Ni3Al              
PtMo Pt2Mo PtTe              
Ru3Re Ru3Ta Ru2W RuTa RuTa3          
TaBN TaTeN TaCo Ta2Co            


All experiments for the determination of optical constants were conducted in the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) laboratory at the electron storage ring Berliner Elektronenspeicherring-Gesellschaft für Synchrotronstrahlung (BESSY II) and the metrology light source (MLS).

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Victor Soltwisch 2023


All optical constants provided here were determined in reflection from thin films (20 nm - 50 nm). The density of these films may be different (mostly lower) from the tabulated densities of the materials. Depending on the system, a scaling of the optical constants via the density may be necessary for your simulation.