Principal features of structural relaxation in glassy polymers. A Review

Jovan Mijović, Luigi Nicolais, Alberto D'amore, Jose M. Kenny

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The principal features of models of structural relaxation in the glassy state were reviewed. The concepts of fictive temperature as the structural parameter and nonexponentiality and nonlinearity of structural relaxations were described. Various expressions for the structural relaxation time were presented and compared. One particular model was selected and utilized in a parametric optimization study of structural relaxation. Model predictions were checked against experimental results obtained by volumetric and calorimetric measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-389
Number of pages9
JournalPolymer Engineering & Science
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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