Description of the freezing-in process in poly(vinyl acetate) based on the meander model

  • W. Heinrich
  • B. Stoll
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Part of the Progress in Colloid & Polymer Science book series (PROGCOLLOID, volume 78)


The meander model was used to derive molecular parameters from the pressure dependence of the main dielectric relaxation in PVAc. The specific volume and the specific heat capacity of the melt were calculated with the same parameters in agreement with experimental data from the literature and additional experimental data presented here. The validity of the Ehrenfest relations is discussed. For constant cooling rate, it is shown by model calculations, that the product of cooling rate and relaxation time is about 15 K at T g. The relation between the dielectric and the thermodynamic relaxation times are investigated and it is found that they are equal within an uncertainty factor of approximately 2. Mechanical measurements are also presented.

Key words

Poly(vinyl acetate) meander model glass temperature dielectric relaxation mechanical relaxation specific heat capacity specific volume 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Heinrich
    • 1
  • B. Stoll
    • 1
  1. 1.Abt. Angewandte PhysikUniversität UlmUlmF.R.G.

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