Accession Number:

ADA160342

Title:

DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetry) and High Pressure Conductivity and Electrical Relaxation Measurements in PPO (Poly(Propylene Oxide) and PPO Complexed with Lithium Salts.

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Differential scanning calorimetry and high pressure electrical conductivity studies have been carried out on polypropylene oxide after the addition of various lithium salts. In addition, high pressure electrical relaxation measurements have been performed in the glass transition region on uncomplexed PPO. The vacuum conductivity measurements show that To is 30-40 C lower than the DSC Tg. Next, it is found that both To and Tg increase several Kkbar. In terms of the configurational entropy model, the isobaric data yield a reasonable value for the activation volume which is consistent with values previously reported for PEO complexed with alkali metal ions. The isothermal data yield a negative activation volume for PPO complexed with LiSCN. Finally, DSC and isothermal conductivity measurements show that neither Tg nor the apparent activation volume scale directly with ion size.

Subject Categories:

  • Elastomers and Rubber

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE