Journal or Book Title
Physical Review B
Thermoreflectance measurements on NbxMo1−x alloys (x=0.2, 0.5, 0.8) have been carried out in the 0.5-5.0 eV energy region. Augmented-plane-wave (APW) calculations for Nb at two different lattice parameters and for Mo, as well as coherent-potential-approximation calculations (CPA), have been carried out and have been used in the interpretation of the experimental results. Several optical transitions [Σ1(EF)→Σ3, G4(EF)→G1,N2→N′1], have been identified, and their concentration dependence followed. These results contribute significantly toward putting the interpretation of the optical properties of Nb, Mo, and their alloys on a much more secure footing. In particular, it has been confirmed that while the lower conduction bands behave roughly as predicted by the rigid-band model, the higher-lying conduction bands show distinctly non-rigid-band-like behavior.
The American Physical Society
Colavita, E.; Franciosi, A.; Rosei, R.; Sacchetti, F.; Giuliano, E. S.; Ruggeri, R.; and Lynch, David W., "Electronic structure of Nb-Mo alloys" (1979). Physics and Astronomy Publications. 53.