J. Phys. IV France 10 (2000) Pr7-227-Pr7-232
Relaxation dynamics in confined glassesB. Jérôme1, E. Cecchetto1, N.R. de Souza1 and A.L. Demirel2
1 Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018 WV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 Koç University, Chemistry Department, Cayir Cad. No. 5, Istinye, 80860 Istanbul, Turkey
Confining a system between two walls or in pores changes its static and dynamic properties. In glass-forming materials, confinement has a strong effect on dynamic properties and, in particular, on the glass transition temperature of the system. In the recent years, numerous studies have been performed on confinement effects in amorphous polymers and small organic glass-formers. This article makes a review of the progress achieved experimentally in this field, outlining the questions that are still controversial.
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