Transmission of Light by Solids

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Transmission of Light by Solids
1010606Transmission of Light by Solids
<emphasis role="bold">Solids</emphasis> In nature, material exists as gas, liquid, or solid. Gas atoms or molecules are free to move within the confines of their container. Liquids move to fill the shape of their container while solids are rigid in shape. There is about a 1000-fold increase in density in going from gas to the condensed state of liquid or solid. The atoms or molecules come much closer together as a liquid and closer still as a solid. The dense solid may have a precise three-d…
A. Ray Hilton; Sid Kemp: Chalcogenide Glasses for Infrared Optics. Transmission of Light by Solids, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010), AccessEngineering Export