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Optical constants of (C2H4O)n (Polyvinyl alcohol, PVA)
Schnepf et al. 2017: n 0.3-1.5 µm

Wavelength: µm
 (0.3 – 1.5)  
 

Complex refractive index (n+ik)[ i ]


n   k   LogX   LogY   eV

Derived optical constants

Dispersion formula [ i ]

$$n=1.460+0.00665λ^{-2}$$

Conditions & Spec sheet

substrate: Si

Comments

Isotropic PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) thin film on silicon substrate.
k = 0.0050±0.0004

References

M. J. Schnepf, M. Mayer, C. Kuttner, M. Tebbe, D. Wolf, M. Dulle, T. Altantzis, P. Formanek, S. Förster, S. Bals, T. A. F. König, A. Fery. Nanorattles with tailored electric field enhancement, Nanoscale 9, 9376-9385 (2017) - see Supplementary materials

Data

[Expressions for n]   [CSV - comma separated]   [TXT - tab separated]   [Full database record]

INFO

Polyvinyl alcohol, (C2H4O)n (PVA)

Other names

  • Poly(vinyl alcohol)
  • PVOH
  • PVAl

Trademarks

  • Kuraray Poval
  • Mowiol
  • Celvol
  • Polyviol
  • Elvanol

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