J. Phys. IV France 10 (2000) Pr7-53-Pr7-57
Size and confinement effects in glass forming liquids : Perspectives on bulk and nano-scale behavioursG.B. McKenna
Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409-3121, U.S.A.
Since the first measurements of the reduction of the glass transition of small molecule liquids in nanometer pores, there has been an increasing number of studies of the effects of size and confinement on the glass transition of both small molecules and polymers. The measurements coming from different groups often give apparently conflicting results. This paper surveys the state of the field and provides insights into possible reasons for the apparent discrepancies that suggest paths for further investigation.
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