Elastic anomaly and glass transition in dehydrated egg white gel

Atsushi Nakamura, Kazuhiro Hara, Akihiro Matsumoto, Nobuyasu Hiramatsu

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Evolution of the complex elastic stiffness of dehydrated heat-treated egg white gel (DHTEWG) was measured with increasing temperature, from -30 to +170°C, at the rate of 8°C/min. In the measurement, the real component of the complex elastic stiffness decreased markedly and the imaginary component showed a broad peak around the temperature where a thermal anomaly had been observed (Tg; 50°C); furthermore, the elastic loss tangent showed a sharp peak at higher temperatures. Because these characteristics are usually observed in noncrystalline polymers around the glass transition temperature, the occurrence of glass transition in DHTEWG around Tg was confirmed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4931-4932
Number of pages2
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number9 A
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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