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Femtosecond Laser Modification of Poly(methyl methacrylate): Photochemistry

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Femtosecond, sub-ablation threshold UV photo-modification of poly(methyl methacrylate) is explored. Volatile fragment analysis (thermal desorption gas chromatography - mass spectrometry) and molecular weight distribution monitoring (size exclusion chromatography) suggest direct backbone cleavage and monomer formation.

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