The relationship between dynamic and pseudo-thermodynamic measures of the glass transition temperature in nanostructured materials
JH Mangalara and ME Mackura and MD Marvin and DS Simmons, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 146, 203316 (2017).
Despite decades of research on the effects of nanoconfinement on the glass transition temperature T-g, apparent discrepancies between pseudothermodynamic and dynamic measurements of these effects have raised questions regarding the presence of long-ranged interfacial dynamic gradients in glass-forming liquids. Here we show that these differences can be accounted for based on disparities in these methods' weightings over local T-g's within an interfacial gradient. This finding suggests that a majority of experimental data are consistent with a broad interfacial dynamic interphase in glass-forming liquids. Published by AIP Publishing.
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