Ion Beam Induced Chemical Reactions at Polymer Surfaces

  • S. Pignataro
  • G. Marletta


The interaction of ion beams with polymer surfaces induces physical and chemical modifications which are more and more understood in terms of solid state chemical reactions. Several types of relatively well defined (non-chaotic!) reactions have been shown to occur. These can be classified in a classical way as: dehydrogenation, decarbonilation, decarboxylation, ejection of other stable molecules, reduction of functional groups, loss of aromaticity via ring opening, loss of heteroatoms, backbone rearrangements (chain scission, cross-linking), etc.


Polymer Surface Linear Energy Transfer Chain Scission Primary Electron Beam Energy Loss Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Pignataro
    • 1
  • G. Marletta
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze ChimicheUniversità di CataniaCataniaItaly

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