The presented work continues the investigation of the problems connected with modeling of the kinetics of polymers glass transition in a wide range of temperature change rates. In our previous work Tropin et al. (2015) , an attempt to model a big set of heat capacity curves of polystyrene glass transition has been made, and the inability of the common methods to do this within a single set of parameters has been demonstrated. To go a step further, in this work we proceed with the common and several novel methods of modeling. To normalize the models with each other, a fit of the 10K/min cooling/heating DSC curves of polystyrene is made, and the literature model parameters readjusted. Further, the modeling of the reduced heat capacity curves at the cooling and heating rates in a wide range of q =10-6-106 K/s with a logarithmic step is performed. The comparison of T g (q) behavior with lately measured data for polystyrene is made. It is shown, that the methods need some modifications to qualitatively describe details of the glass transition kinetics in a wide range of q. Some of the possibilities to advance the models are discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry