Vibrational and configurational heat capacity of poly(vinyl acetate) from dynamic measurements Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The complex heat capacity C(p) (*) of poly(vinyl acetate) has been measured at 20.95 mrads modulation frequency during the cooling as well as on heating at 24, 8, and 2 Kh and during cooling at 0.5 Kh. The study is complemented with (the rate-dependent) C(p,app) measured during cooling and heating at 60, 24, and 8 Kh. At low temperatures, the real component of C(p) (*) yields the unrelaxed C(p) or C(p,vib), the vibrational part of C(p). It is found to be indistinguishable from C(p,glass) and lies on a line extrapolated to its equilibrium melt's temperature. At T near T(g),DeltaC(p)(=C(p,melt)-C(p,glass)) shows no detectable contribution from C(p,vib). The finding conflicts with a modified entropy theory calculation [E. A. DiMarzio and F. Dowell, J. Appl. Phys. 50, 6061 (1979)], which had predicted that approximately 27% of DeltaC(p) of poly(vinyl acetate) at T near T(g) is vibrational in origin and the remainder configurational. At T

publication date

  • July 7, 2007