Standard Test Method for Assignment of a Glas Transition Temperature Using Thermomechanical Analysis Under Tension
|Publication Date:||10 September 1996|
|ICS Code (Glass in general):||81.040.01|
1.1 This test method covers a procedure for the assignment of a glass transition temperature of materials on heating using thermomechanical measurements under tension under prescribed experimental conditions.
1.2 This test method may be used as a complement to Test Method E 1545 and is applicable to amorphous or to partially crystalline materials in the form of films, fibers, wires, etc. that are sufficiently rigid to inhibit extension during loading at ambient temperature.
1.3 The generally applicable temperature range for this test method is − 100 to 600°C. This temperature range may be altered depending upon the instrumentation used.
1.4 Computer or electronic-based instruments, techniques, or data treatment equivalent to this test method may also be used.
NOTE 1--Users of this test method are expressly advised that all such instruments or techniques may not be equivalent. It is the responsibility of the user of this test method to determine the necessary equivalency prior to use.
1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.
1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.