Haloform adsorption on crystalline copolymer films of vinylidene fluoride with trifluoroethylene

Jie Xiao, Carolina C. Ilie, Ning Wu, Keisuke Fukutani, P. A. Dowben

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    Reversible bromoform adsorption on crystalline polyvinylidene fluoride with 30% of trifluoroethylene, P(VDF-TrFE 70:30) was examined by photoemission and inverse photoemission spectroscopies. The adsorption of bromoform on this polymer surface is associative and reversible. Molecular bromoform adsorption appears to be an activated process at 120 K with enhanced adsorption following the initial adsorption of bromoform. Strong intermolecular interactions are also implicated in the presence of a weak shake off or screened photoemission final state, whose intensity scales with the unscreened photoemission final state.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)513-517
    Number of pages5
    JournalSurface Science
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2009 Feb 1


    • Halocarbon adsorption
    • Poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene)
    • Surface science of polymers

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Surfaces and Interfaces
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
    • Materials Chemistry

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