Enthalpy relaxation in glassy polystyrenes: 2

A. Brunacci, J. M G Cowie, R. Ferguson, I. J. McEwen

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The changes in enthalpy (?H8) between the experimental glass and the fully relaxed glass for two polystyrene samples of different molar masses have been estimated using the Cowie-Ferguson approach. These were then compared with the change predicted by a simple two-state conformational energy expression for the specific heat increment at constant volume. Comments on the nature of allowed motions in the glass are made. © 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3263-3268
Number of pages6
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1997


  • Enthalpy relaxation
  • Equilibrium glass
  • Physical ageing


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