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Isothermal Relaxation of Rubbed Polystyrene Thin Films Probed with Optical Birefringence Measurements
Modern Physics Letters B
  • Alexander D. Schwab, The University Of Akron
  • Bharat Acharya
  • Satyendra Kumar
  • Ali Dhinojwala, The University Of Akron
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Article
Publication Date
5-20-2002
Abstract
Optical birefringence measurements were used to observe the isothermal relaxation of rubbed polystyrene films on silica substrates below the glass transition temperature. The relaxation dynamics were described by the Kohlrausch-Williams-Watts relaxation function with Arrhenius temperature dependence on relaxation time. The isothermal results were in good agreement with results obtained using a 1 K min -1 heating rate.
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Alexander D. Schwab, Bharat Acharya, Satyendra Kumar and Ali Dhinojwala. "Isothermal Relaxation of Rubbed Polystyrene Thin Films Probed with Optical Birefringence Measurements" Modern Physics Letters B Vol. 16 Iss. 23 (2002) p. 415 - 421
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