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Materials, 2nd Edition by David Cebon, Hugh Shercliff, Michael F. Ashby

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Chapter 16 Materials for optical devices

Chapter contents

  • 16.1 Introduction and synopsis 366
  • 16.2 The interaction of materials and radiation 366
  • 16.3 Charts for optical properties 371
  • 16.4 Drilling down: the physics and manipulation of optical properties 372
  • 16.5 Optical design 380
  • 16.6 Summary and conclusions 381
  • 16.7 Further reading 381
  • 16.8 Exercises 381
  • 16.9 Exploring design with CES 382
  • 16.10 Exploring the science with CES Elements 383

Instruments using the ability of materials to reflect and refract.

(Image of microscope courtesy of A–Z Microscope Corporation, California, USA)

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16.1 Introduction and synopsis

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