The dipolar relaxation behaviour of poly(vinyl acetate) has been studied extensively in the low temperature region from -160 to -20°C. It is shown that the observed relaxation peak does not correspond to a single relaxation process but to a continuous distribution of relaxation times. The components of this distribution show Arrhenius behaviour and the corresponding activation energies are low ( ~ 8 kcal mol- 1), which suggests that the dipolar motions involved are local motions, probably internal rotations about single bonds in the acetate groups. A continuous increase of the Gibbs activation energy for higher temperature components is observed, which is a consequence of a lowering of the activation entropy (the higher temperature relaxation modes have more negative activation entropies).
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The low temperature relaxation mechanisms in poly(vinyl acetate): a thermally stimulated currents study / Ana B. Dias and Joaquim J. Moura Ramos // Polymer. – 1994. – Vol 35. – P. 1253-1257.