Colloid and Polymer Science

, Volume 273, Issue 12, pp 1151–1155 | Cite as

Struik law for enthalpy retardation at the glass transition in poly(n-alkylmethacrylates) measured by DSC aging experiments

  • E. Hempel
  • M. Beiner
  • S. Höring
  • E. Donth
Original Contribution


Results of calorimetric (DSC) experiments on a series of poly (n-alkylmethcrylates), from methyl to pentyl, after different aging timeste at different aging temperaturesTe are presented. The aging behavior is quite different from that in other polymers, for example PS. For all poly(n-alkylmethacrylates) investigated the aging peak temperatureTmax is shifted parallel to the aging temperatureTe in a large temperature interval below the glass temperature. The results are discussed with respect to shear and entropy response in the αβ splitting region.

Key words

DSC Struik law physical aging αβ splitting region poly(n-alkylmethacrylates) 


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© Steinkopff Verlag 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Hempel
    • 1
  • M. Beiner
    • 1
  • S. Höring
    • 2
  • E. Donth
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachbereich PhysikUniversität HalleHalle/SaaleGermany
  2. 2.Fachbereich ChemieUniversität HalleHalle/SaaleGermany

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