Video/animation icon  Glass transition: plastic deformation in a ball of putty under its own weight

 
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Description: Silly putty exhibits a glass transition. A ball of putty is left at rest at room temperature. It slowly deforms plastically under its own weight. From TLP: The Glass Transition in Polymers, http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/doitpoms/tlplib/glass-transition/demos.php
Keywords: glass transition • polymer
Categories: Science approaches
Science approaches > Deformation & failure > Plastic deformation
Materials > Polymers & elastomers
Testing, analysis & experimentation
Created by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 09 August 2006
Date added: 02 December 2009
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Resource ID: 2333