Summary: Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena 128 (2003) 8596
Calibrated NEXAFS spectra of some common polymers
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*O. Dhez , H. Ade , S.G. Urquhart
Department of Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
Department of Chemistry, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK S7N 5C9, Canada
Accepted 27 September 2002
Near edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) microscopy has evolved into a powerful characterization tool for
polymeric materials. The foundation of this utility depends crucially on the sensitivity of NEXAFS to the specific chemical
structure of the polymer. Furthermore, for quantitative compositional analysis, reliable reference spectra with known energy
resolution and calibrated energy scale are required. We report a set of NEXAFS spectra from 24 common polymers that
represent a range of chemical functionalities in order to create a database of calibrated polymer NEXAFS spectra to be used
for compositional analysis. These spectra illustrate the sensitivity of NEXAFS spectroscopy to the polymer composition,
illustrating the potential of NEXAFS for chemical analysis.
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Keywords: NEXAFS; Polymers; Energy calibration; Reference spectra