X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of S2N2 and the solid state polymerization of S2N2 to metallic (SN) x

J. Sharma, D. S. Downs, Z. Iqbal, F. J. Owens

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An x-ray photoelectron spectroscopic (XPS) study of a thin film of S 2N2 at -100°C, involving the valence band, core-level and core-level shakeup, and energy-loss spectra, is reported. The results are analyzed in terms of a molecular orbital model and previous optical data. In addition, the thermally induced solid state polymerization of S 2N2 to metallic (SN)x was studied by recording the XPS spectra at -40, 0, and 20°C. The valence band data show changes of the highest filled molecular orbitale of S2N2, consistent with the process of polymerization to the metallic state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3045-3049
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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