The rotational dynamics of the tracer cholestane dissolved in non-entangled nearly monodisperse poly(alkyl acrylate) melts has been investigated by means of electron spin resonance spectroscopy, Three samples with almost the same molecular weight were selected, poly(methyl acrylate), poly(ethyl acrylate) and poly(n-butyl acrylate) and their linear viscoelastic properties were also characterized. Large temperature intervals were found with power laws relating shear flow relaxation and probe rotational diffusion. The main aim of this paper was the study of the sharp crossover between two different fractional regimes that for all the samples was observed at a temperature T-C = 1.15 - 1.25 T-g. The decoupling from Structural relaxation at T < T-C was ascribed to the onset of cooperative effects on the length scale probed by the tracer. These results fit in the general scenario regarding the dynamical information extractable from ESR on cholestane, a probe with its long-axis dimension greater than the typical length characterizing the rigid segment of polymers.
|Autori:||Andreozzi L; Autiero C; Faetti M; Giordano M; Zulli F|
|Titolo:||Probing the cooperative dynamics varying the side-chain length of poly(alkyl acrylate)s: ESR experiments|
|Anno del prodotto:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/14786430601003858|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|