Analysis of XPS valence band spectra of polymers using a density-functional theory based calculation of model oligomers

Autor(en): Mahl, S
Neumann, M
Schneider, B
Schlett, V
Baalmann, A
Stichwörter: APPROXIMATION; CORE; density-functional calculations; DERIVATIVES; DMol; ELECTRON BINDING-ENERGIES; ESCA; MO METHOD; POLYATOMIC-MOLECULES; Polymer Science; polymers; SURFACES; XPS
Erscheinungsdatum: 1999
Herausgeber: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
Journal: JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART A-POLYMER CHEMISTRY
Volumen: 37
Ausgabe: 1
Startseite: 95
Seitenende: 103
Zusammenfassung: 
XPS valence band spectra of 10 polymers (PE, PcI, PPG, PVME, PVA, PVMK, PAA, PMA, PMMA, and PGMA) were measured and simulated with the DMol ab initio molecular orbital program. We performed the calculations with model compounds such as trimers, pentamers, or hexamers of the polymers. The theoretical spectra of the oligomers show a good accordance with the experimental data. With the analysis of the calculated partial densities of states it is possible to assign the spectral features to specific atomic groups of the polymers. This gives a new detailed insight into the XPS valence band structure of the investigated polymers. The presented method could also be useful to obtain informations about the chemical structure of polymers with an unknown structure from the XPS valence band spectra. (C) 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. J Polym Sci A: Polym Chem 37: 95-103, 1999.
ISSN: 0887624X
DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-0518(19990101)37:1<95::AID-POLA11>3.0.CO;2-7

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