Activated water desorption from poly(methylvinylidene cyanide)

Carolina C. Ilie, P. A. Jacobson, I. N. Yakovkin, Luis G. Rosa, Matt Poulsen, D. Sahadeva Reddy, James M. Takacs, P. A. Dowben

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We have investigated water desorption from the polymer poly(methylvinylidene cyanide). The angle resolved thermal desorption spectra show large deviations from the cosn θ distribution for water desorption from poly-(methylvinylidene cyanide) indicative of an activated desorption process. The Arrhenius plots obtained from Polanyi-Wigner analysis of the thermal desorption data suggest that a two-state model of desorption applies, while theory suggests that lattice strain in the polymer plays a key role in the thermal desorption of water.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7742-7746
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number27
StatePublished - Jul 12 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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