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Contribution of Semi-Quantum Dielectric Function Models to the Analysis of Infrared Spectra

Volume 58, Number 8 (Aug. 2004) Page 969-974

De Sousa Meneses, Domingos; Brun, Jean-Francois; Echegut, Patrick; Simon, Patrick


A new approach to modeling using semi-quantum dielectric function models is proposed for the retrieval of the optical functions from infrared spectra. The powerful points of the method are shown throughout the analysis of two semitransparent materials, MgO and KBr. All the results are discussed in light of those obtained with classical techniques. This type of model is able to retrieve, for example, the extinction index in a range that covers at least six orders of magnitude and gives access to highly valuable information about high-order phonon processes.