The previous chapter provided an overview of the characteristics of the mechanical and dielectric behavior of polymer systems. We discussed the material properties as they are described by the various response functions and were in particular concerned with the pronounced effects of temperature. These macroscopic properties have a microscopic basis. So far, we have addressed this basis only in qualitative terms. This chapter deals with microscopic dynamical models which yield a quantitative description for some of the observed macroscopic properties.
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