ERIC Number: EJ290339
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983
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The Colour of the Noble Metals.
Poole, R. T.
Physics Education, v18 n6 p280-83 Nov 1983
Examines the physical basis for colors of noble metals (copper, silver, gold) developed from energy conservation/quantum mechanical view of free electron photoabsorption. Describes production of absorption edges produced by change in density of occupied valence electron states in the d-band, which allows stronger absorption in the visible photon energy range. (JM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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