Physical aging of confined glasses

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Abstract

The properties of glasses confined to the nanometre length-scale can deviate substantially from those found in bulk samples. Physical aging, the structural relaxation of glasses toward equilibrium, leads to time-dependent mechanical, electrical, optical properties, etc. This article highlights experimental work on the impact of confinement on the physical aging of molecular and polymeric glasses, a topic that is both scientifically interesting and technologically important. Experimental observations, as well as challenges and future work, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)919-926
Number of pages8
JournalSoft Matter
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 5 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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