On the mutual relationships between molecular probe mobility and free volume and polymer dynamics in organic glass formers: Cis-1,4-poly(isoprene)

Helena Švajdlenková, Ondrej Šauša, Sergey V. Adichtchev, Nikolay V. Surovtsev, Vladimir N. Novikov, Josef Bartoš

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Abstract

We report on the reorientation dynamics of small spin probe 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidi-nyl-1-oxyl (TEMPO) in cis-1,4-poly(isoprene) (cis-1,4-PIP10k) from electron spin resonance (ESR) and the free volume of cis-1,4-PIP10k from positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy (PALS) in relation to the high-frequency relaxations of cis-1,4-PIP10k using light scattering (LS) as well as to the slow and fast processes from broadband dielectric spectroscopy (BDS) and neutron scattering (NS). The hyperfine coupling constant, 2Azz’(T), and the correlation times, τc(T), of cis-1,4-PIP10k/TEMPO system as a function of temperature exhibit several regions of the distinct spin probe TEMPO dynamics over a wide temperature range from 100 K up to 350 K. The characteristic ESR temperatures of changes in the spin probe dynamics in cis-1,4-PIP10k/TEMPO system are closely related to the characteristic PALS ones reflecting changes in the free volume expansion from PALS measurement. Finally, the time scales of the slow and fast dynamics of TEMPO in cis-1,4-PIP10k are compared with all of the six known slow and fast relaxation modes from BDS, LS and NS techniques with the aim to discuss the controlling factors of the spin probe reorientation mobility in polymer, oligomer and small molecular organic glass-formers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number294
Pages (from-to)1-24
Number of pages24
JournalPolymers
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2021

Keywords

  • BDS
  • Cis-1,4-poly(isoprene), PALS
  • ESR
  • TEMPO
  • cis-1
  • LS
  • PALS
  • 4-poly(isoprene)

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