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    Assignment of the Glass Transition

    Seyler RJ
    Published: 1994

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    Reexamines an age-old phenomenon in amorphous and semi-crystalline materials, the glass transition. Perspectives from the physics, materials science, engineering, and manufacturing communities for both organic and inorganic materials. 24 peer-reviewed papers and discussions in four sections:

    • Theory and Overview

    • Instrumental Techniques

    • Materials

    • and Applications

    Table of Contents


    Audience Discussion I: Dealing with Condensed Moisture

    Audience Discussion II: Measurement of Temperatures and the Precision of the Assigned Glass Transition Temperature

    Opening Discussion

    Closing Discussion: Highlights and the Challenges that Remain

    The Nature of the Glass Transition and its Determination by Thermal Analysis

    Phenomenology of the Structural Relaxation Process and the Glass Transition

    Glass Transition Measurements by DSC

    Assignment of Glass Transition Temperatures Using Thermomechanical Analysis

    The Application of Dynamic Mechanical Methods to Tg Determination in Polymers: An Overview

    Assignment of the Glass Transition Temperature Using Dielectric Analysis: A Review

    Calorimetric Studies on Glasses and Glass Transition Phenomena

    Analysis of DSC Thermal Curves for Assigning a Characteristic Glass Transition Temperature, Dependent on Either the Type or Thermal History of the Polymer

    Sensing Glass Transitions in Thin Polymer Films on Acoustic Wave Microsensors

    Plasticization of Polystyrene by High Pressure Gases: A Calorimetric Study

    Glass Transition in Polymers: Comparison of Results from DSC, TMA, and TOA Measurements

    Glass Transition and Heat Capacities of Inorganic Glasses: Diminishing Change in the Heat Capacity at Tg for xNa2S + (1 − x)B2S3 Glasses

    Glass Transition of a Liquid Crystal Polymer

    Glass Transition(s) of Ionomers

    Measurement of the Glass Transition Temperature of Elastomer Systems

    Assigning the Glass Transition Temperature in Oriented Poly(ethylene terephthalate)

    The Glass Transition Temperature of Glassy Polymers Using Dynamic Mechanical Analysis

    Measuring the Glass Transition Temperature of EPDM Roofing Materials: Comparison of DMA, TMA, and DSC Techniques

    Evaluation of Upper Use Temperature of Toughened Epoxy Composites

    Glass Transition Measurements on Automotive Coatings by DSC, DMA, and TMA

    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Committee: E37

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1249-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5287-8

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1995-6