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Electronic structure of a novel alkylidene fluorene polymer in the pristine state
Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Surface Physics and Chemistry .
Merck Chemicals, University Parkway, Southampton SO16 7QD, United Kingdom.
Merck Chemicals, University Parkway, Southampton SO16 7QD, United Kingdom.
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2004 (English)In: Chemical Physics Letters, ISSN 0009-2614, Vol. 385, no 3-4, 184-188 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The electronic structure of a novel conjugated polymer, polyalkylidene fluorene has been studied using a combined experimental-theoretical approach. The densities of states in the valence band region of the new derivative, poly(9-(1'-decylundecylidene)fluorene), were measured by ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy and compared with electronic band-structure calculations performed in the valence effective Hamiltonian framework. The results are compared with those of similar studies on the reference polymer poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene). We report the experimentally determined ionization potential for this new material and discuss the role of substitution in altering the electronic properties of the polymer backbone. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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2004. Vol. 385, no 3-4, 184-188 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-45821DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2003.12.073OAI: diva2:266717
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2011-01-12

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