An Introduction to Glass Transition

Roberta Ramirez (Editor)

Series: Polymer Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC021000

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An Introduction to Glass Transition opens with a comparison of entropy function of temperature dependence with configurational entropy, which was published by various authors and found almost the same temperature dependence with overlap. From the dependence of the logarithm of configurational entropy vs. the logarithm of temperature, the authors suggest that it is possible to successfully predict the relations between the values of m for different glass formers.

Following this, microscopic local dynamics were analyzed by way of atomistic molecular dynamics simulations through the conformational transition behavior across a wide range of temperatures. The glass transition temperature may be predicted through the intersection of separate temperature dependences. Such local dynamics were found to become gradually heterogeneous when the temperature went down close to the glassy state.

The closing chapter provides a brief summary of the studies relevant to glass transitions in well-defined lipids systems such as anhydrous and/or water mixed systems. Then, some current problems and future problems are described.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Characteristic Temperatures and Their Exploitation: Glass Transition, Glass-Forming Coefficients Analysis and Innovative Concept of Fragility
(Jaroslav Šesták and Ana Kozmidis-Petrovič, New Technology Research Center in the Westbohemian Region, West Bohemian University, Pilsen, Czech Republic, and others)

Chapter 2. Atomistic Insight into the Glass Transition of Linear Polymers
(Rongliang Wu, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai, China)

Chapter 3. A Brief History of Glass Transition Studies in Well-Defined Amphiphilic Lipid Systems
(Shigesaburo Ogawa, Department of Materials and Life Science, Seikei University, Tokyo, Japan)

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