On necessary precautions when measuring solid polymer linear viscoelasticity with torsion rheometers

The linear viscoelasticity and time-temperature superposition of solid polymers are often characterized using a torsion rheometer since it is a common equipment in polymer labs. Specimen are submitted to a dynamic torsion angle while the resulting torque is recorded. The torsion test gives access to the storage and loss shear moduli. When rectangular slender specimen […]

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