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Reply to \”Comment on

Year: 2008

Authors: Tombari E., Ferrari C., Salvetti G., Johari G.P.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Per I Processi Chimico-Fisici del CNR, via G. Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy; Department of Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L7, Canada

Abstract: The premise of the Comment is questionable in three respects: (i) the C(p) integral needed to determine the entropy cannot be zero, (ii) configurational entropy is not equal to the excess entropy of a polymer melt over its crystal state, and (iii) entropy associated with the secondary relaxation in a melt is part of its configurational entropy and is not to be subtracted from the excess entropy.

Journal/Review: PHYSICAL REVIEW B

Volume: 78 (17)      Pages from: 176302  to: 176302

KeyWords: specific heat; vitrification;
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.78.176302

Citations: 2
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