Optical constants of CuO and ZnO particles in the terahertz frequency range
Calvo-de la Rosa, Jaume, Alexandre Locquet, Denis Bouscaud, Sophie Berveiller, and D. S. Citrin. “Optical constants of CuO and ZnO particles in the terahertz frequency range.” Ceramics International (2020).
The optical constants (complex dielectric function) of CuO and ZnO particles in polyethylene pellets are measured by terahertz time-domain spectroscopy. The determination of the dielectric properties of these materials is of interest for energy-storage applications, for instance. Maxwell-Garnett theory is used to extract the contribution to the frequency-dependent optical constants of the oxide powders. The validity of the assumptions of Maxwell-Garnett theory are experimentally verified and self-consistency of the results of the model confirmed. On this basis, experimental complex permittivity values for isotropic CuO and ZnO oxide powders are reported in the 100 GHz-3 THz range.