A new method of calculation of parameters of enthalpy relaxation models is proposed. Regression analysis treatment compares the experimental and calculated values of relaxation enthalpy. The experimental values of relaxation enthalpy are obtained by numerical integration of the difference between the two DSC curves. Contrary to the overall shape of the DSC curve the integral values are not affected by particular heat flow conditions during the DSC experiment. The Narayanaswamy's numerical model based on the Kohlrausch—William—Watts relaxation function was used to calculate the theoretical values of relaxation enthalpy. The application of the proposed method on the DSC experimental data of enthalpy relaxation of As2Se3 is shown.
The enthalpic relaxation of the title glasses, studied by differential scanning calorimetry, is well described by a mathematical
model based on the stretched exponential relaxation function with the relaxation time proportional to the actual viscosity.
The dependence of viscosity on temperature and the fictive temperature was expressed by Mazurin's approximation. The relaxation
parameters obtained correlated significantly with the glass composition, indicating the changes in the structural of the TiO2 role near a TiO2 content of 3–4 mol%.