The glass transition and structural recovery using flash dsc

Sindee L. Simon, Yung P. Koh

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Rapid scanning chip calorimetry is a very useful tool for studying the glass transition and the related enthalpy relaxation kinetics. In this chapter, we review the practical aspects of making fictive temperature and enthalpy recovery measurements, including for ultrathin samples. The cooling rate dependence of the glass transition is discussed, as well as the Tg depression for ultrathin polystyrene and polycarbonate samples. The advantages of the short instrument response time and high cooling rates can be particularly exploited for enthalpy recovery measurements, and these are discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFast Scanning Calorimetry
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9783319313290
ISBN (Print)9783319313276
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Aging temperature
  • Aging time
  • Cool rate
  • Differential scanning calorimetry
  • Liquid line


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