Author: B. Howell 1
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  • 1 Central Michigan University Center for Applications in Polymer Science Mt. Pleasant USA 48859-0001 MI Mt. Pleasant USA 48859-0001 MI
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Abstract  

Thermal analysis has a long and prominent role in the characterization of materials, including polymeric materials. Kinetic studies in one form or another have often been employed in an attempt to assess stability, predict lifetime, establish degradation pathway, or project suitable processing conditions. The results of such studies have often formed the basis for the proposal of the ‘mechanism’ of reaction. This despite the fact that the reaction being observed is often unknown or is not a single process but rather several parallel or consecutive events. This latter is particularly true for ‘variable temperature kinetics’. The utility/value of such exercises is marginal at best and contributes nothing to an understanding of the mechanism of any of the reactions involved.

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1969
Volumes
per Year
4
Issues
per Year
24
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 1388-6150 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2926 (Online)

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