Composition, nanostructure, and optical properties of silver and silver-copper lusters

  title={Composition, nanostructure, and optical properties of silver and silver-copper lusters},
  author={T. Pradell and R. Pavlov and P. Guti{\'e}rrez and A. Climent-Font and J. Molera},
  journal={Journal of Applied Physics},
Lusters are composite thin layers of coinage metal nanoparticles in glass displaying peculiar optical properties and obtained by a process involving ionic exchange, diffusion, and crystallization. In particular, the origin of the high reflectance (golden-shine) shown by those layers has been subject of some discussion. It has been attributed to either the presence of larger particles, thinner multiple layers or higher volume fraction of nanoparticles. The object of this paper is to clarify this… Expand

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