Interpreting of XPS C1s Binding Energies in Silicon Containing Polymers and Nanoparticles
A method for predicting XPS C1s binding energies in polymers has been developed previously . The calculation uses partial atomic charges determined quantum chemically (by the semi-empirical AM1 Method), which are found to provide a linear correlation with the binding energies corrected by the so-called Madelung intramolecular potential. We used this method successfully for interpreting XPS spectra of partially degraded fluoropolymers . In the current contribution we investigate the possibility of developing a similar equation to describe siliconcontaining polymers that are medically and technologically important, and also some nanoparticles based on organo-silicon compounds.
Dragan P. Uskokovic, Slobodan K. Milonjic and Dejan I. Rakovic
E.A. Hoffmann and L. Korugić-Karasz, "Interpreting of XPS C1s Binding Energies in Silicon Containing Polymers and Nanoparticles", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 518, pp. 375-380, 2006