Journal of Applied Spectroscopy

, Volume 73, Issue 1, pp 55–60 | Cite as

Fluorescence and absorption of polystyrene exposed to UV laser radiation

  • R. N. Nurmukhametov
  • L. V. Volkova
  • S. P. Kabanov


We show that when polystyrene is exposed (for 15–60 sec) to a UV laser light beam (λ = 248 nm), its absorption and luminescent properties change significantly. In the irradiated polymer, optical centers are formed with absorption bands in the 280–460 nm region and fluorescence bands in the 330–520 nm region. We have established the chemical structure of the optical centers for fluorescence of polystyrene.

Key words

polystyrene UV laser fluorescence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. N. Nurmukhametov
    • 1
  • L. V. Volkova
    • 2
  • S. P. Kabanov
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal State Unitary Enterprise (FGUP)/L. Ya. Karpov Scientific-Research Institute of Physical ChemistryMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Moscow State Technical University — MAMIRussia

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