Thermal molecular motion of cyclic polystyrene thin films

Yoshihisa Fujii, Kazuhiro Koguchi, Keiji Tanaka, Toshihiko Nagamura, Atsushi Takano, Yushu Matsushita, Tisato Kajiyama

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Well-defined cyclic polystyrenes (c-PS) with various molecular masses were prepared by the reaction of linear polystyrene (l-PS) with two end vinyl groups and potassium naphthalenide as a coupling agent. Then, mechanical relaxation behavior of l- and c-PS thin films was examined. The αa- relaxation process corresponding to the segmental motion was clearly observed for the both films. Assuming that Vogel-Fulcher law could be simply applied to the l- and c-PS thin films, glass transition temperatures of the films were estimated to be 375 K and 379 K, respectively. More conclusive work using thinner l- and c-PS films will be presented in the talk.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005
Event54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules - Yamagata, Japan
Duration: Sep 20 2005Sep 22 2005


Other54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules

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    Fujii, Y., Koguchi, K., Tanaka, K., Nagamura, T., Takano, A., Matsushita, Y., & Kajiyama, T. (2005). Thermal molecular motion of cyclic polystyrene thin films. 3293-3294. Paper presented at 54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules, Yamagata, Japan.