Poly (L-lactic acid) (PLLA) was investigated by differential scanning calorimetry and dynamic mechanical and dielectric spectroscopies. In the dynamic mechanical and dielectric spectra no secondary relaxations were observed below the glass-to-rubber transition (70°C at 3 Hz). The thermal history strongly affects the physical properties of PLLA, inducing changes of crystalline:amorphous ratio as well as large physical ageing effects on the glassy amorphous phase. This latter phenomenon is clearly observed as a consequence of room-temperature storage and develops at a faster rate as the ageing temperature T, approaches Tg. Ageing experiments carried out at the same undercooling (AT= T~- Ta) on PLLA samples of different molecular weight (h4 v = 5300, 20000, 691000) show that a decrease in molecular weight increases the magnitude of the enthalpy relaxation at the glass transition
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Thermal properties and physical ageing of poly ( L-lactic acid ) / Annamaria Celli* and Mariastella Scandolat // Polymer. – 1992. – Vol 33. – P. 2699-2703.