The chemical and electronic structure of the interface between aluminum and conjugated polymers
1994 (English)In: Electrochimica Acta, ISSN 0013-4686, E-ISSN 1873-3859, Vol. 39, no 2, 235-244 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
The chemical and electronic structure of the interface between aluminum and several proto-typical conjugated systems is investigated with a combined experimental and theoretical approach. The experiments consists of following the evolution of the polymer surface during the early stages of aluminum deposition, with X-ray and Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopies (XPS, UPS). In parallel, quantum chemical calculations are performed on model oligomer systems interacting with isolated Al atoms. Aluminum is found to interact strongly with the polymer chain. New covalent Al-carbon bonds are formed along the polymer backbone; the chain geometry is deeply modified and the Ï electron conjugation can be dramatically reduced.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 1994. Vol. 39, no 2, 235-244 p.
polymer-based devices, interface chemistry, electronic structure
Physical Sciences Chemical Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-124170DOI: 10.1016/0013-4686(94)80059-6ISI: A1994MP69200009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-124170DiVA: diva2:896133