Reply to \”Comment on
Authors: Tombari E., Ferrari C., Salvetti G., Johari G.P.
Autors Affiliation: Istituto Per I Processi Chimico-Fisici del CNR, via G. Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy; Department of Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L7, Canada
Abstract: The premise of the Comment is questionable in three respects: (i) the C(p) integral needed to determine the entropy cannot be zero, (ii) configurational entropy is not equal to the excess entropy of a polymer melt over its crystal state, and (iii) entropy associated with the secondary relaxation in a melt is part of its configurational entropy and is not to be subtracted from the excess entropy.
Journal/Review: PHYSICAL REVIEW B
Volume: 78 (17) Pages from: 176302 to: 176302
KeyWords: specific heat; vitrification; DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.78.176302Citations: 2data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2023-05-28References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here