Percolation model of interfacial effects in polymeric glasses

J. E.G. Lipson, S. T. Milner

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Recent observations using fluorophore probes of local dynamics in polymer films have provided new insight into the glass transition. Using a percolation model, we predict the local T g in a polymer film, as a function of distance from a substrate or a free surface. Our predictions are in good agreement with the observed elevation of T g near a substrate, whereas the observed reduction of T g near a free surface is too strong to be accounted for by percolation effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-137
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Physical Journal B
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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