Glass Transition and its Characteristic Length for Thin Crosslinked Polystyrene Shells of Rodlike Capsules

Rodlike capsules consisting of a calcium carbonate core and a crosslinked polystyrene shell were synthesized, and the glass transition temperature (Tg) and characteristic length of the glass transition ξ(Tg) for the thin outer shells were investigated by temperature-modulated differential scanning calorimetry. The shell thickness ranged from 20 to 129 nm… (More)