Carbon-Coated Brass Surfaces (30, 25, 20 nm)

Kerrick, D.M., Eminhizer, L.B., Villaume, J.F. (1973)
The role of carbon film thickness in electron microprobe analysis.
American Mineralogist 58, 920-925.

Table 2. Interference Colors of Carbon Films on Polished Brass Substrates

Approximate Thickness Color
15 nm Orange
20 nm Indigo Red (violet)
25 nm Blue
30 nm Bluish Green
35 nm Greenish Blue
40 nm Pale Green
45 nm Silver Gold
Precision ± 2.5 nm  

See also:
Atkins, L.J., Elliott, R.C. (2010)
Investigating thin film interference with a digital camera.
American Journal of Physics 78, 1248-1253.

Sørensen, B.E. (2013)
A revised Michel-Lévy interference colour chart based on first-principles calculations.
European Journal of Mineralogy 25, 5-10.

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