Electronic structure of polyacrylonitrile

W. R. Salaneck*, C. R. Wu, J. L. Brédas, J. J. Ritsko

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The results of a study of the electronic structure of polyacrylonitrile are reported. The measured valence electron energy distribution, obtained by both ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy are compared with the results of model valence effective Hamiltonian calculations. The role of chain conformation and interchain dipole-dipole interactions among the -CN groups are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-92
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 30 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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