Thermal Properties of Polymers

  • Raymond B. Seymour
  • Charles E. CarraherJr.


Linear amorphous polymers are glasslike at low temperatures and become leathery at temperatures slightly higher than the glass transition temperature (T g ). These leathery polymers become rubbery at slightly higher temperatures, and crystalline polymers melt at the melting point (T m ).


Natural Rubber Vinyl Ether Dioctyl Phthalate Polyarylether Ketone Polyphenylene Sulfide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond B. Seymour
    • 1
  • Charles E. CarraherJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Science and TechnologyUniversty of Southem MississippiHattiesburgUSA
  2. 2.College of Science and EngineeringWright State UniverstyDaytonUSA

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