Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"The reflectivity of n-type InSb has been measured in the far infrared. The doping of the samples was such that the free-carrier plasma frequency was near the longitudinal optical phonon frequency. The results suggest that samples with a sufficiently thick damage layer show effects due to surface plasmons. The results also indicate that the surface plasma excitations are coupled to the phonons. A simple model of this coupling is presented which agrees qualitatively with the observed reflectivity. A somewhat more rigorous theory of the coupling is also presented"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Alexander, Ralph William, Jr.

Committee Member(s)

Schearer, Laird D.
Parks, William F.
Tefft, Wayne E., 1929-1973
James, William Joseph
Sparlin, Don M.

Department(s)

Physics

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Physics

Sponsor(s)

United States. Air Force. Office of Scientific Research

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1971

Pagination

vii, 44 pages, 13 figures

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 41-43).

Rights

© 1971 William Eugene Anderson, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Plasmons (Physics)
Phonons
Indium antimonide

Thesis Number

T 2619

Print OCLC #

6038670

Electronic OCLC #

875562076

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Physics Commons

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