Modelling structural relaxation in polymeric glasses using the aggregation – fragmentation concept

Governing equations are derived for the kinetics of physical aging in polymeric glasses. An amorphous polymer is treated as an ensemble of cooperatively rearranged regions (CRR). Any CRR is thought of as a string of elementary clusters (EC). Fragmentation of the string may occur at random time at any border between ECs. Two string can aggregate at random… CONTINUE READING