Transitions and Relaxations in Aromatic Polymers

  • Wolfgang Wrasidlo


Completely aromatic polymers offer a unique opportunity for studying molecular motions responsible for transition and relaxation effects. In linear aliphatic polymers relaxation processes are believed to originate in rotations, either of whole chains, chain segments or individual moieties within a molecular unit (1,2). In fully aromatic polymers rotational mobility is greatly restricted due to resonance and steric effects, especially high barriers to rotation arising from ortho substituents. Consequently we expect primary motions which affect the glass or melt transitions to be manifested in other than rotational interactions.


Heat Capacity Glass Transition Dielectric Relaxation Linear Thermal Expansion Helium Atmosphere 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Wrasidlo
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  1. 1.Materials Sciences Lab.Boeing Scientific Research LaboratoriesSeattleUSA

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