Olivier Dhez†, Harald Ade†, Stephen Urquhart
Dep of Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695 USA
Dept. of Chemistry, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C9 Canada

Welcome to the polymer NEXAFS spectroscopy web site.

This web page and associated web pages provide a set of calibrated NEXAFS spectra of some common polymers. Details about the spectra and energy calibration can be found in O. Dhez, S. Urquhart, H. Ade. J. Electron. Spectrosc. Relat. Phenom. 128 (2003) 85–96. The spectra are made available in tabulated format  for public use. If any of these spectra are used in publications, O. Dhez, S. Urquhart, H. Ade. J. Electron. Spectrosc. Relat. Phenom. 128 (2003) 85–96 should be cited as a source.  Related spectra can be found at Stony Brook site.

Funded by NSF grants DMR -9458060 and DMR-0071743 and DOE grant DE-FG02-98ER45737

Last update, May 26, 2003 , created by O. Dhez


Spectra grouped by bond type:

Alphabetic listing:

ethylene propylene rubber (EPR) 

Neoprene (NP) 
Nylon 6 see poly-e-caprolactam

poly(alpha-methyl styrene) (PaMS) 
polyacrylonitrile (PAN) 
polybutadiene (PBD) 
poly(butylene terephthalate) (PBT) 
polycarbonate (PC) 
poly-e-caprolactam (nylon 6) 
poly(ether ether ketone) (PEEK) 
polyethylene (PE) 
poly(ethylene naphthalate) (PEN) 
poly(ethylene succinate) (PES) 
poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) 
polyisobutylene (PISOB) 
polyisoprene (PI) cis  - trans 
poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) 
poly(methylene oxide) (PMO) 
poly(oxybenzoate-r-2,6-oxynaphthoate) (Vectra) 
polypropylene (PP) 
poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) 
poly(vinyl methyl ketone) (PVMK) 
poly(2-vinyl pyridine) (P2VP) 
poly(N-vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP) 

Vectra see poly(oxybenzoate-r-2,6-oxynaphthoate)