Positron annihilation studies of a conjugated polymer

W. F. Huang, Z. J. Xu, T. C. Chung, K. C. Lim

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Lineshapes of the Doppler broadened annihilation radiation (DBAR) of a conjugated polymer polydiacetylene, 4-butoxycarbonylmethylurethane (P-4BCMU), in its amorphous state, were measured over the temperature range of 30 to 190°C. A differential-scanning-calorimeter (DSC) was used to correlate the transition temperatures. The DBAR lineshapes show a distinct change during the structural transitions of the polymer. A two states trapping model is used to qualitatively describe the temperature dependence of the lineshape. The nature of formation of the trapped states of positrons above Tc, through the interplay of electronic structure/conformation change, is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411-414
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jun 6 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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