Vibrations of Polymers

Part of the Polymers book series (POLYMERS, volume 7)


Vibrational transitions of macromolecules have been demonstrated to influence the UV/VIS-absorption and emission spectra where these transitions cause the vibrational structure of electronic bands (Chap. 4). In the case of fluorescence and phosphorescence spectra this vibrational structure corresponds to ground state vibrations coupling with the electronic transition. Only a small fraction of all possible vibrations, however, can be identified in electronic spectra due to restrictions in coupling efficiency and spectral resolution. The methods of vibrational spectroscopy to be discussed in the following chapters allow a much broader range of polymer vibrations to be studied and additionally do not depend on the presence of chromophores with the exception of Resonance Raman Spectroscopy.


Irreducible Representation Point Group Bond Dissociation Energy Phonon Dispersion Vibrational Spectroscopy 
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  1. 1.Battelle-Institut e. V.Frankfurt/M. 90Germany

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