Glass Transition in Polymers
Updated: Dec 7, 2017
Polymers are widely used in many industrial applications. The prediction of their behavior requires modeling and understanding of these complex systems. One of the most important factors controlling polymer properties is glass transition temperature.
In my recent article, we show how the modified structures impact on glass transition temperature. These modified structures consist of monomer inversion, that is, Head-to-Head and Tail-to-Tail, rather than the regular Head-to-Tail progression. This study provides an additional step toward a better understanding of the effect of regio-defects in relation to the molecular behavior and existing theories on glass transition.