Gap states of a polyethylene model oligomer observed by using high-sensitivity ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy

Yuki Yamaguchi, Kohei Shimizu, Atsushi Matsuzaki, Daisuke Sano, Tomoya Sato, Yuya Tanaka, Hisao Ishii

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The gap states of tetratetracontane (C 44 H 90 ; TTC), which is a model oligomer of polyethylene, was examined by using high-sensitivity UV photoemission spectroscopy (HS-UPS). The high sensitivity enabled us to directly observe the weak gap states distributed in the HOMO-LUMO gap from the valence band top to 3.0 eV below the vacuum level. On the basis of the density-of-states derived from UPS results, the tribocharging nature of polyethylene was discussed in comparison with our previous result for nylon-6,6 film.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-171
Number of pages4
JournalIEICE Transactions on Electronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019



  • C H
  • Gap states
  • Photoemission spectroscopy
  • Polyethylene oligomer
  • Triboelectricity

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