Isoconversional Kinetics of Thermally Stimulated Processes by Sergey VyazovkinIsoconversional Kinetics of Thermally Stimulated Processes by Sergey Vyazovkin

Isoconversional Kinetics of Thermally Stimulated Processes

bySergey Vyazovkin

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The use of isoconversional kinetic methods for analysis of thermogravimetric and calorimetric data on thermally stimulated processes is quickly growing in popularity. The purpose of this book is to create the first comprehensive resource on the theory and applications of isoconversional methodology. The book introduces the reader to the kinetics of physical and chemical condensed phase processes that occur as a result of changing temperature and discusses how isoconversional analysis can provide important kinetic insights into them. The book will help the readers to develop a better understanding of the methodology, and promote its efficient usage and successful development.
Professor Sergey Vyazovkin received his Ph.D. from the Byelorussian State University in 1989. He then joined the Institute for Physical Chemistry (Minsk) where he worked until 1993. Since 1993 he had held visiting positions at the Technical University of Vienna, the University of Toledo, and the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis. Bef...
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Title:Isoconversional Kinetics of Thermally Stimulated ProcessesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:239 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.02 inPublished:March 30, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319141740

ISBN - 13:9783319141749

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Table of Contents

1. Some basics en route to isoconversional methodology 1.1. From condensed phase kinetics to isoconversional principle 1.2. Understanding variable activation energy 1.3. Obtaining computation worthy data 2. Isoconversional methodology 2.1. Evolution of isoconversional methods 2.1.1. Early methods 2.1.2. Modern methods 2.2. Estimating reaction models and preexponential factors 2.2.1. Prelude 2.2.2. The use of the compensation effect 2.2.3. The use of the y( ) or z( ) master plots 2.3. Kinetic predictions 2.3.1. Why predictions? 2.3.2. Model-based vs. model-free 2.3.3. Understanding precision and accuracy of predictions 3. Physical Processes 3.1. Phases and transitions between them 3.2. Vaporization and Sublimation 3.2.1. Background 3.2.2. Isoconversional treatment 3.3. Glass transition 3.3.1. Background 3.3.2. Isoconversional treatment 3.4. Glass aging 3.4.1. Background 3.4.2. Isoconversional treatment 3.4.3. Activation energies of -relaxation from DSC 3.5. Nucleation 3.6. Crystallization of polymers 3.6.1. Background 3.6.2. Isoconversional treatment 3.7. Melting of polymers 3.7.1. Background 3.7.2. Isoconversional treatment 3.8. Solid-solid transitions 3.8.1. Background 3.8.2. Isoconversional treatment 3.9. Mixing and demixing 3.9.1. Background 3.9.2. Isoconversional treatment 3.10. Gelation and gel melting 3.10.1. Background 3.10.2. Isoconversional treatment of gelation 3.10.3. Isoconversional treatment of gel melting 3.11. Helix-Coil Transition 3.11.1. Background 3.11.2. Isoconversional treatment of protein denaturation 4. Chemical processes 4.1. Introduction 4.2. Polymerization and Crosslinking 4.2.1. Background to polymerization 4.2.2. Isoconversional treatment of polymerization 4.2.3. Background to crosslinking 4.2.4. Isoconversional treatment of crosslinking 4.3. Thermal and Thermo-oxidative degradation of polymers 4.3.1. Background 4.3.2. Isoconversional treatment 4.4. Thermal decomposition of solids 4.4.1. Background 4.4.2. Isoconversional treatment 5. Epilogue