Accession Number:

ADA222488

Title:

Characterization of Model Polyimide/Silver Interphases Using Surface- Enhanced Raman Scattering

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

CINCINNATI UNIV OH DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1990-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

Surface-enhanced Raman scattering SERS was used to investigate the adsorption of model compounds for polymides onto silver island films and onto highly oriented pyrolytic graphite HOPG. SERS spectra of pyromellitic diimide PMDI adsorbed onto silver island films were mostly independent of the thickness of the PMDI films, confirming the SERS is an interfacial rather than bulk effect and that SERS can be used to examine the interface between an adsorbed film and a metal substrate without interference from normal Raman scattering by the bulk of the film. Differences in the relative intensities of several bands in the normal Raman and SERS spectra of PMDI adsorbed onto silver island films were related to orientation effects. It was concluded that most molecules were physisorbed with a vertical configuration in which the plane of the molecules was perpendicular to the surface and one imide group was adjacent to the surface. Keywords PhthalimidePIMH, Molecule structures, Organic chemistry, Adsorption, Surface properties.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Plastics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE