Relation between mobility factor and diffusion factor for thermoset cure

Yan Meng, Sindee L. Simon

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The temperature-modulated differential scanning calorimetry (TMDSC) responses during cure of both epoxy/aromatic amine and dicyanate ester/polycyanurate systems are modeled using chemical reaction kinetics with diffusion control. Physical aging effects are incorporated into the model using the Tool-Narayanaswamy-Moynihan (TNM) equation. We investigate the assumption that the mobility factor, which may be obtained from experimental temperature-modulated differential scanning calorimetry reversing heat flow data, is related to the diffusion factor for the two systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-189
Number of pages11
JournalThermochimica Acta
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Oct 15 2005


  • Diffusion factor
  • Mobility factor
  • Modulated DSC
  • Physical aging
  • Thermoset cure


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