REVIEW | doi:10.20944/preprints202107.0576.v1
Subject: Engineering, Automotive Engineering Keywords: Glassy Polymers; Diffusion; Sorption; Physical Aging; Polymer Coatings; Gas Separation Membranes
Online: 26 July 2021 (13:52:57 CEST)
For the past few decades, researchers have been intrigued with glassy polymers, which have applications ranging from gas separations to corrosion protection to drug delivery systems. The techniques employed to examine the sorption and diffusion of small molecules in glassy polymers are the subject of this review. Diffusion models in glassy polymers are regulated by Fickian and non-Fickian diffusion, with non-Fickian diffusion being more prevalent. The characteristics of glassy polymers are determined by sorption isotherms, and different models have been proposed in the literature to explain sorption in glassy polymers during the last few years. This review also includes the applications of glassy polymer. Despite having so many applications, current researchers still have difficulty in implementing coating challenges due to issues like as physical ageing, which is briefly discussed in the review.