Reflections on a thin metal layer?

by Orthoceras
Tags: fresnel equation, layer, light, metal, optics, reflection, reflections
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Dec5-13, 04:03 PM
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Some time ago I noticed similar interference colors in the windshield of trains (images here) which contain a conductive layer, composed of indium tin oxide (ITO), for defogging the window. I was wondering why silver is preferred in the windshield of cars while ITO is used in the windshield of trains. Is it the same answer: is silver, compared to ITO, better in reflecting long waves?

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