Dissemination of IT for the Promotion of Materials Science (DoITPoMS)



On completion of this TLP you should:

  • understand what is meant by the glass transition in amorphous polymers, and its causes
  • understand kinetic and thermodynamic analyses of the formation of glasses
  • appreciate that the value of the glass transition temperature depends on the method of measurement, and also on the strain rate or cooling or heating rate
  • understand how the glass transition affects the properties of rubber